Member Event: 6th Annual Ecosystem Health Conference at Fleming College

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Author: Sustain Ontario

Posted: March 14, 2013

Categories: Food in the News / News from Sustain Members / News from Sustain Ontario / Nouvelles

Fleming College’s Ecosystem Management Technology program will be hosting its 6th annual Ecosystem Health Conference on April 11, 2013 at Fleming College. This year’s theme is Feeding Our Futureand focuses on the act of farming using principles of ecology and the study of relationships between organisms and their environment.

Workshops and interactive sessions with experts in the field will explore how new approaches that blend creativity with science can lead the way to more sustainable methods of food production, land conservation, and protection of biodiversity in agricultural systems.

Date: April, 11th 2013

Location: 200 Albert St. S.Fleming College (Frost Campus), Lindsay, ON

Registration information can be found here.

Conference Schedule:

12:00 – 1:00 pm – Participant Registration

1:00 – 2:45pm – Workshops

2:45 – 3:00pm – Coffee Break

3:00 – 5:00pm – Workshops:

Native Pollinator Beekeeping (Susan Chan), Agro-Forestry (Andrew Gordon), Increase Crop and Soil Health (Harris Ivens), Vertical Gardening (Cauleen Viscoff), Sustainable Agriculture (Douglas Kennedy), Community Garden Experience (Jamie Morris), Reforming Industrial Farming (Harry Stoddart

5:00 – 6:00pm – Light Snacks;  Think Tank Panels:

EcoLogos-WaterDoc Panel and Sustainable On Campus Farm Panel

6:00 – 7:00 pm – Keynote Speaker:

Bryan Gilvesy, owner/operator of Y U Ranch

7:00 – 8:00 pm – Keynote Speaker:

Eric Holt-Giménez, Exec Director of Food First

8:00 – 9:00pm – Reception

All Day Events:

12:00 – 6:00pm – Farmers Market/Info Booths

12:00 – 4:00pm – Hourly Tours of the School