Using Solar Panels for Farming – An Ingenious Concept

Farms and agricultural businesses are increasingly turning to solar power to run their businesses. The cost of going solar has decreased due to investments made by the Solar Energy Technologies Office. This has allowed for more installations across the country.
Could solar power and crop cultivation be integrated in a mutually beneficial way? Do solar farms work or not?
What Is Agrivoltaics?
While a solar farm is a huge land set up with solar panels to produce energy, Agrivoltaics is when you use an area of land for solar …

Providing Assistance to Organic Farmers

It was announced today that an investment of more than $640,000 would be granted to COG or Canadian Organic Growers so that more Canadians will purchase organic products made locally by organic farmers in Canada.
This was announced during Canada’s National Organic Week at Chelsea Market. This yearly event is made to show and make organic food farming and products known in many parts of Canada. There is a continuous rise in the demand for organic foods in Canada. There are a lot of …

All About Water Infiltration

You have likely understood that soil can provide a functioning and healthy ecosystem to keep humans, animals, plants, and other organisms alive. One of its abilities is to permit water through the soil.
Water has a special reaction in soil because it follows and defies gravity. When it drains the soil out due to gravity, it moves up from wet to dry parts through capillary action. This is how a healthy soul makes the flow better.
Gravity is the reason why snow or rain…

54 Farms to Grow Eastern Ontario Organically

Our GEO-O or Growing Eastern Ontario Organically has collaborated with farmers to help them transition to organic production for 3 years. This program provides business and agriculture consultations, mentorships, and opportunities to network. We also hold workshops, events, and webinars. We also give exclusive access to special resources and assist farmers who want to obtain organic certification.
Our team has also made vivid, regenerative organic farm business landscapes in Eastern Ontario through a learning-centered method. Our connection opportunities are unique, and the support we provide from our programs is quality.
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Transitioning from Urban to Rural Farming

Reclaims Organics, a farm certified to produce organic herbs and vegetables, is owned by Ryan Mason. In his 20s, Ryan spent most of his time visiting many countries to learn more about food and agriculture. He shares his experience in running a farm in a rural area.
He said that if you want to expand your farm in a rural area, you should not rush into doing it. That is because there are many things to consider. One of these is having fewer sales, network, and marketing opportunities. He …

World Soil Day Every Day

Every year, World Soil Day is celebrated to concentrate on how crucial healthy soil is and support sustainability efforts of soil resources. The focus of the celebration this year is to save the future by stopping soil erosion.

Can Stopping Soil Erosion Make a Better Future?
Now, it is estimated that soil erosion occurs in a land similar to the size…

How Organic Standards Can Provide Safe Shelter for Animals

When organic standards were made, the welfare of animals was considered. However, most people think that something more can still be done for animal welfare measures. Organic Standards continuously improve and are active. They are made to ease the methods of getting certified and not to require the best practices in organic farming.
The Animal Welfare Task Force was established in 2005 by the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada. It was made to spread the latest updates and…

Organic Organizations in Canada

Federal Government Organizations
1. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
This federal government division is responsible for working with food producers and farmers. They aim to develop and grow the sector of agriculture and agri-food by researching, creating policy developments and program execution, and using technological advancements.
2. Organics Value Chain Roundtable (OVCRT)
OVCRT is a task force under AAFC…

Regenerative Organic Agriculture and Its Environmental, Social, and Economic Benefits

Food and agriculture have a very large impact. The United Nations reported that agriculture, including livestock, aquaculture, and irrigation, makes up over 60% of the water taken out in the world every year. The natural source for food is decreasing because of overfishing, irresponsible use of water, poor soil fertility, land degradation, and marine environment deprivation.
The present condition of food and agriculture poses an immediate threat to the resilience and health of people and the…

Ways to Know If Your Food or Drink Is Organic

You can start by checking for the certification identification of the product. For instance, you should see that it is certified organic or has the Canada organic logo.
Some certified organic items passed a rigid certification to guarantee that they follow the Canadian Organic Standards. These standards are regulated by CFIA or the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. You can complain to this agency’s national or regional offices if you are doubtful of a product’s organic certification.