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Extending the growing season, one workshop at a time!

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This year’s ACORN Greenhouse Conference took place in Moncton at the Delta Beauséjour. With over 120 attendees, tradeshow sponsors and staff, the conference was jam packed with information and great speakers. Thanks to everyone who made it such a tremendous event!

Michael Kilpatrick from Kilpatrick Family Farm kicked off the conference with a day of introductory sessions to greenhouse growing. Check out Michael’s presentations and thoughts on his trip to Canada here. Notes and presentations from our other speakers will be available shortly on our website. Additional speakers from Quebec, Ontario and throughout Atlantic Canada presented to our eager audience!

Tim Livingstone of Strawberry Hill Farm (NB) was a busy man presenting on Transplant Production and Potting Mixes and as part of farmer panels discussing Transplant Production and  Salad Mix and Asian Greens.

Tim Livingstone of Strawberry Hill Farm (NB) was a busy man presenting on Transplant Production and Potting Mixes and as part of farmer panels discussing Transplant Production and Salad Mix and Asian Greens.

Amy Smith from Heart Beet Organics (PEI) shared her experiences growing gourmet and unique varieties of vegetables including ginger and mushroom production.

Amy Smith from Heart Beet Organics (PEI) shared her experiences growing gourmet and unique varieties of vegetables including ginger and mushroom production.

But the most delicious parts of the event were the meals prepared by Delta Chef Stefan Müeller.  Known in the region for his seasonal 100 mile menu, ACORN was excited to partner with him to showcase local, organic food provided by ACORN members.

A favourite part the lunch menu is seen here – baked with flour generously provided by Speerville Flour Mill.

A favourite part the lunch menu is seen here – baked with flour generously provided by Speerville Flour Mill.

ACORN will once again be partnering with Delta Beauséjour for our Annual Conference November 20th – 22nd in Moncton, NB. And we’re looking forward to sourcing some wonderful, local organic, greenhouse-produced products for the conference meals!

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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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