Sillcock vs. Hose Bib vs. Spigot: What Are the Differences?

When you are setting up your organic garden, it is easy to overlook something as simple as the different parts of an outdoor faucet. Whether you water your plants, fill up a watering can, or clean garden tools, having the right type of faucet can make all the difference. However, outdoor faucets come in various forms, each with specific features suited to different needs and climates. The three most common types are the sillcock, hose bib, and spigot. Understanding these differences can help you choose the best option for your gardening needs, …

What Is Agrivoltaics

As the world seeks sustainable solutions to combat climate change and ensure food security, innovative approaches such as agrivoltaics have emerged. Agrivoltaics, also known as solar farming or agro photovoltaics, combines agricultural practices with solar energy production. This symbiotic relationship allows for the simultaneous cultivation of crops and renewable energy generation.
In this article, we will explore the concept of agrivoltaics, its benefits, and its relevance to Canada’s agricultural sector. We will draw information from government and educational sources.
Understanding …

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.

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…

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…