Organic farmers gather in Vernon

Organic farmers are making their way to Vernon.

The Certified Organic Associations of B.C. hosts its conference at the Prestige Hotel Feb. 22 to 24.

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of COABC, this year’s theme is Organics: Past, Present, and Future.

“We have a wonderful line-up of speakers from all aspects of the organic farming community” said Mary Forstbauer, president.

“The conference themes will appeal to people from all walks of life: urban farmers and gardeners, conventional growers and producers, and permaculture or biodynamic farmers.”

The conference features workshops on a variety of topics including permaculture practices, biodynamics, organic farming education, succession planning, post-harvest handling, marketing and software products for small-scale farms.

The conference is open to the public and includes a variety of registration options for one session to the entire weekend.

Lucy Sharratt, of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, will deliver the keynote address to the conference.

For more information or to register for the conference, go to





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