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Making compost during ACORN’s first Kids Organic Conference

Kids Organic Conference: Making Seed BOMBS!

Chef Jesse Vergen of the Saint John Alehouse, speaking about the important (and often overlooked) part of the 'food chain': cooking up enthusiasm for wholesome, local food by creating enticing meals for consumers' palates!

 

ACORN's wonderful Silent Auction, full of amazing items donated by our generous supporters! Including:

 

 

The Champion Juicer was a hot ticket item–generously donated by Aura Whole Foods and won by NB cranberry producers Stanley and Anne-Marie Lowell!

And many amazing seeds donated by Hope Seeds, Mapple Farms, Veseys Seeds and Annapolis Seeds (pictured above)!

And so many more amazing items!

A red wagon from Tom Lask of Good Food Farm!

Other highlights included the CSA workshop stream featuring Roxanne Beavers, Jessica Ross, Emilie Gagné, and Daniel Brisebois (shown above during the CSA panel discussion)

And no ACORN conference is complete without amazing organic food! Our Thursday evening kick-off (with special guest Minister of Agriculture Mike Olscamp!) featured a gigantic organic cheese wheel from Knoydart Farms in Nova Scotia, with local organic apple pie from Tupperville Fruit Co.

And of course, our much-anticipated 'Seedy Saturday' event, which attracted hundreds of people to browse, swap and talk about specialty seeds!

Also on Saturday, ACORN launched it's first "Community Day: 'Organic Life' series workshops, which taught neat tricks about "eating organic on a budget", sprouting and preserving.

Not to mention the organic trade show–which offered all sorts of treats–from organic beer samples and chocolate to seed sales and soil amendments! Everything you need to eat and grow a better world 😉

SAVE THE DATE!! Our 12th annual ACORN conference will be taking place November 11-13 in the HRM!!

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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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