Ecological Farmers of Ontario Conference
2017 brings the 4th annual Ecological Farmers of Ontario Conference, and we see growers in our network continue to create and innovate their way to building a strong future for themselves and their peers. This year’s conference theme, Rebuilding Rural Economies From the Ground Up, hones in on the work that goes into forming and transforming small farm economies, and relationships with food, the land, and our broader communities. The awakening woman is prominent in this year’s art, as are women in the ecological farming world. While the task is not without its challenges, this year’s image beautifully acknowledges the collaboration and connection that goes into this labour of love, which keeps local food systems surviving – and thriving.