89 Chestnut St
Toronto, Ontario

Cost: $65 ($85 after Jan 15) COG members $55
Rates for seniors, students and unwaged
Organic lunch included
Register: conference (at) cog.ca 1-888-375-7383

Why are more farmers and consumers choosing to go organic? How are these choices literally transforming your world? Join Canadian Organic Growers as we explore how organic is making a difference in how we eat and live. This conference will stir you with the inspiring stories, the difficult challenges and the proven visions that are bringing organic food from the field to the table, creating viable markets, livelihoods and a more livable planet. Is there a role for you?

Keynote speaker: Helge Hellberg, Executive Director of Marin Organic, an award winning, innovative organization of local farmers. Helge will share insights on how their inspiring vision for the first all organic county in North America is being realized. They have inspired schools, businesses and governments to take a stand for an alternative way of doing business and show us what sustainable food systems looks like.

Speakers include: Wayne Roberts (TFPC), Dag Falck (Nature's Path), Laura Telford (COG), Ann Clark (U of Guelph), Wally Seccombe (Everdale)

Panels include: Where’s the local in organic? Organic integrity guaranteed. Will we go hungry for organic? Being organic in a non-organic world. Also a career track – is an organic farming career for you? Meet the intrepid "new" farmers, who despite lacking land and farming skills took the leap and followed their dreams of being organic farmers.

Complete agenda and more info at www.cog.ca

Official Website: http://www.cog.ca/visionaryfarmersvisionaryconsumers/home.htm

Added by flos on January 29, 2008

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