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Over 450 Attend the ACORN Conference

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I just finished up some number crunching and it looks like we had between 450-500 people through the doors! That is certainly the best ACORN conference that I’ve ever been involved with and speaks volumes about the energy of organics in Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada. There were also so many younger farmers there, and our child care services were well used too–what a bright food future for the region!


Check out our conference gallery below:

Roxbury Farm started the program with the CSA Workshop - it was a full house!

Roxbury Farm started the program with the CSA Workshop - it was a full house!


The trade show was also amazing, with many new exhibitors and terrific feedback. One exhibitor reported doubling their sales from the previous year!

 

Andrea Berry of Hope Seeds at the ACORN Trade Show

Andrea Berry of Hope Seeds at the ACORN Trade Show

 

People flock to find heritage and locally grown organic seeds

People flock to find heritage and locally grown organic seeds

 

Danny Bruce, of Bruce Family Farm, was awarded the annual Gerrit Loo Award for outstanding contributions to organic agriculture.

Danny Bruce, of Bruce Family Farm, was awarded the annual Gerrit Loo Award for outstanding contributions to organic agriculture.

Chocolate raspberry torte at the Friday night banquet!

Chocolate raspberry torte at the Friday night banquet!

The silent auction generated over $2000 in donations!

The silent auction generated over $2000 in donations!

 

Organic babies at the ACORN conference
Organic babies at the ACORN conference

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Author: acornorganic

Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network. Vision ACORN aims to enhance the viability and growth of the Atlantic Canadian organic agricultural community through a unified regional network. Mission Statement ACORN is a non-profit organization that promotes organic agriculture by: Facilitating information exchange between and amongst organizations and individuals Coordinating non-formal education for producers through to consumers Networking with all interested parties both regionally and nationally Structure ACORN is a membership-based non-profit incorporated cooperative with an eleven member Board of Directors and an Executive Director.

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