Crop Planning for Organic Vegetable Growers – Two Part Webinar

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Author: Anelyse Weiler

Posted: October 29, 2014

Categories: Events / GoodFoodBites / News from Sustain Members / Webinars For new and aspiring organic market gardeners, the challenge of developing a business can be made easier by learning from the common mistakes and successes of more experienced growers. Check out this upcoming two-part webinar hosted by Sustain Ontario member FarmStart with presenter Frédéric Thériault of Tourne-Sol Co-operative Farm.

Dates: Tuesday, November 4, 7:30pm-9:00pm. Tuesday, November 11, 7:30pm-9:00pm

Description: This webinar provides a much-needed structure for figuring out how to make money on a market garden. It hones in on the core issues of farm success: which crops to grow, when to plant them, and in what quantities. In addition, it provides a logical, linear process for getting it all done, on time. The webinar sets out 11 steps, including:

  • Decide how much money you need to make;
  • Calculate how much of each veggie you have to sell to meet your financial goals;
  • Decide where you will sell;
  • Make field planting schedules to ensure you have the crops you need at the right time;
  • Generate greenhouse/seed starting schedules;
  • Fill out a seed order;
  • Make a field operations calendar;
  • Analyze profitability and refine your plans for next year.

Cost: $40 (+HST)
Register here:

NOTE: It will be helpful to have a copy of the Crop Planning for Organic Vegetable Growers book on hand. Purchase your copy here. 

Facilitator: Frédéric Thériault

Frédéric Thériault is one of 5 members of Tourne-Sol Co-operative Farm, in Les Cedres, Quebec. Founded in 2005 the farm is made of 3 families producing organic vegetables, flowers, and certified organic seed on 5ha of land. Frédéric holds a BSc, and a MSc, in Plant Sciences and Agriculture. He has taught Ecological Agriculture and Principles of Plant Science at the University of McGill and Alfred college. Frédéric is the co-author of “Crop Planning for Organic Vegetable Growers” published by Canadian Organic Growers. He is on the board of directors at Equiterre, an environmental organization in Montreal.