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Nov.11-13th: ACORN’s Annual Organic Conference & Trade Show!  This year, ACORN-NL applied for and got funding from Growing Forward to help send NL organic farmers to participate in this signature event. Hope you’ve registered – it’s always a terrific event. At last count, we have nine reps from NL participating! 

Dec.9th: TheNewfoundland and Labrador Federation of Agriculture (NLFA) will be hosting its annual Christmas Social on December 9 at7:30pm at the Governor’sInn inSt. John’s (great spot – see you there!). 

New on the bookshelf: Eco-Innovators: Sustainability in Atlantic Canada… a new release from Nimbus Publishing written by Halifax journalist and author Chris Benjamin, is a “collection of stories profiling some of Atlantic Canada’s most innovative and forward-thinking leaders in sustainability…Benjamin’s profiles get to the heart of his subjects’ relationship with the concept of sustainability, and the personal philosophies that in turn sustain their efforts.”

Eco-Innovators features two ACORN-NL members including: Alison Dyer (St. John’s/Hants Hbr-TB) environmental journalist and sustainable food advocate; and artist-organic farmer Colette Urban of McIvers, Nfld. Copies will be available at upcoming ACORN Conference.

Dec.1st: deadline for nominations to the Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Agriculture’s i) Atlantic Hall of Fame 2011 and ii) Environmental Award for 2011. Awards to be presented at the NLFA’s AGM in Gander (Jan 25-26, 2012). For information, contact Christa Wright at christa@nlfa.ca.

see you (hopefully) this weekend at this conference! Alison

If you’re going to ACORN’s annual conference in Fredericton – you’re likely on your way there…(my toothbrush is packed)

Other stuff of interest? Let’s roll out the carpet:

1. NL Horticultural Producers Conference, Gander, March 16-17th. This is a great conference with info on some latest research, juicy workshops, meet other market producers. Register now.

2. NLFA AGM. Conveniently on Fri. March18th, Gander, following the NLHort.Producer’s Conference.

3. Avalon Agricultural Advantage Conference. March 24, The Wilds, Salmonier Line. Looking really exciting …a focussed one-day event on emerging issues & trends in agriculture… for info contact: Sarah Crocker (709) 753-5554

4. St. John’s Farmer’s Market – good ol’ CBC Land & Sea is doing a segment on the SJFM: See it on CBC TV this Sunday.

5. Job opportunity: St. John’s Farmer’s Market looking for Marketing Mgr; March 18th deadline.

6. Sources of local organic / free-range meat & poultry? We’re getting demands for same. Be sure to let us know and leave comment here.

I had a #7. Oh well, next time. You’ve enough to be getting along with.

Alison