Separate registration info for the organic agriculture conference follows
the Friday workshop info. Note that it's cheaper if you register before Jan.
Please post, copy and reproduce this information everywhere.
GLOBAL CHALLENGES AND COLLECTIVE SOLUTIONS
Friday, Jan. 24, 1997, 9:00 am to 4 pm
Ignatius Conference Centre, Hwy 6 north, Guelph
GOAL: to identify key opportunities for joint action to promote sustainable
agriculture in Canada and globally.
Hosted by CUSO, a non-profit organization committed to social justice and
environmentally sensitive economic development around the world.
WHY YOU SHOULD COME:
-make contacts with organizations concerned with agriculture, food, and
sustainable communities in Canada and globally.
-link with other growers, processors, distributors, consumers, and
community development workers to promote more sustainable agriculture
and food systems locally and globally
-be part of a coalition and long range plan for sustainable food and
9:00 Registration, Coffee and Networking
9:30 Welcome and Objectives for the Day - CUSO
A.M. Keynote and Issue Presentations
Small groups eg: biotechnology, pesticides, food safety,
consumer education, training, marketing, advocacy, etc.
12:30 to 1:30 Lunch, country walks, conversation
P.M. Reportbacks and Plan for Followup
WHO WILL BE THERE (so far) Peruvian Network for Ecological Agriculture -
(RAE), Alternative Agriculture Network - Thailand, Canadian Organic
Growers, Ecological Farmers of Ontario, Foodlinks (IDRC), F.A.R.M.
Community Council (B.C.), Seeds of Survival Program USC, and many other
groups from across Canada and other countries.
COST: $10, $12 at the door, or pay what you can. Includes lunch and
DIRECTIONS: Ignatius Conference Centre is located 1 km north of Guelph on
Hwy. 6 North. Look for the joint sign for Loyola House and the Guelph
Centre for Spirituality on the west side of Hwy 6. It is 10 minutes walk
from the city bus stop at Canadian Tire at Woodlawn and Woolwich Street.
Red Car (tel:519-824-1701) offers airport limousine service.
ACCOMMODATION: Bed and breakfast is available at the Ignatius
Conference Centre for $38 single - please specify which nights and
include payment with your registration BEFORE JAN. 10TH; space is
limited. We can also provide info on other Guelph accommodation.
TO REGISTER: Please send the form and $10 per person to CUSO, 123
Woolwich Street, Guelph, Ontario. (we'll provide receipts at the door).
Telephone: 519-767-2854, Fax: 519-822-7089, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
N.B. CUSO Guelph will be closed from Dec. 20 to Jan. 5, but we'll be
checking messages regularly.
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N.B. Please register and pay separately for the Organic Agriculture
Conference taking place at the U of Guelph on Friday evening and Saturday,
Jan. 24-25, tel:705-444-0923, fax:705-444-0380,
'ORGANIC FARMING DEMYSTIFIED The 16th Annual Organic Conference held
at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada Dates: Main program -
Saturday, January 25th; supporting events - entire weekend Location:
Guelph is a city just north of the Highway 401 thruway, between Toronto
and London Sponsors: A coalition of 9 groups Format: Keynote presentation
- 'Can Organic Farming Feed The World' (Fred Kirschenmann); 16 workshops
organized under 4 themes (Crop Production, Livestock, Farmer-Consumer
Link-Ups, Global Organics); Eco-Products Trade Show (40-50 exhibits);
Public Forum; annual dinner (Canadian Organic Growers); special meetings
(CUSO, Biodynamic Society, COG); related composting workshop (Waterloo
County); etc. etc. Target audience: 1. Organic growers (certified or in
transition); 2. Growers interested in organic issues; 3. Agricultural press;
4. Organic product developers or purchasers (Trade Show provides
excellent sources);5. Consumers who want to buy organic foods, join
CSA's, learn how to garden organically, etc.; 6, Students, researchers,
academic, faculty; 7.Agricultural extension personnelWhere to find
information: 1. Send a E- Mail with your physical/mailing address and a
brochure/info package will be mailed to you (send to
<email@example.com>); 2. There are 2 WWW pages which have extensive
details on the Conference, including background, costs, discounts, advance
Trade Show exhibitor list,
etc.:http://www.tdg.ca/ontag/organic/http://www.gks.com/Other: If you
live in the Great Lakes region of North America, including Michigan,
Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York State, Quebec or Ontario, this
Conference has something which will appeal to you. Based on last year's
attendance, approximately 600 people are expected to attend the weekend
events. If you need immediate information, please phone (705) 444-0923
or FAX: (705) 444-0380. Tomas Nimmo/Organic Farm Services.