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Looking for an input, tool, or service related to organic production in Atlantic Canada? Find it in one of ACORN’s Resource Guides!

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Over the years ACORN has developed a number of key resources for public use. They include, an Organic Price Tracker, Directory of Organic Inputs, Farm Grants wikisite, Directory of Farm Supplies, Farm Tour Handbook, etc. This is by no means an exhaustive list, for a list of some of the resource guides located on our website, click here!

Here is a brief snapshot of some of the guides:

  • The Organic Path: A resource based on the experiences of Maritime organic farmers and the lessons they share. By following the steps in ACORN’s Organic Path, farmers can be better prepared to develop their market, minimize financial risk and prepare for certification challenges. Working through the website and taking the time to consider the issues that are raised can help farmers choose the path that is best for them and their farm. Can be found at http://acornorganic.org/organicpath/.

  • Directory of Organic Inputs: launched in October 2003, the revised Directory was released in July 2012, and is full of updated information for crop nutrition, soil amendments and productions aids compiled by ACORN’s transition specialist Roxanne Beavers. Can be found at http://acornorganic.org/pdf/inputdirectory_jul23.pdf

  • Community Supported Agriculture: The CSA Guide for Atlantic Canada was first published in 2001, with a second edition in 2008. The manual includes definitions of CSA, Atlantic farm profiles, sample CSA literature, CSA resource list, and CSA tips from the experts. Can be found at http://www.acornorganic.org/pdf/CSAmanual.pdf

  • Cover Crops Manual: Under Cover – A Guide to Using Cover Crops in the Maritimes contains information on how to use cover crops to save time and energy, improve the soil, and add fertility. The handbook provides information needed by experienced organic growers, novice gardeners and conventional farmers. Can be found at http://www.acornorganic.org/pdf/UnderCover2008.pdf

Need help finding a resource related to organic production in the Maritimes, we may have it listed in one of our guides and can direct you to where to find it! Send an e-mail to acornoffice@acornorganic.org. We’d be happy to help!

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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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