REAP-Canada AGM – Room UC332 – 12.00 noon – 2.00 pm
REAP-Canada is one of the original members of the Guelph Conference Committee.
REAP-Canada’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) – UC 332
– Come and meet the staff behind REAP-Canada to learn about the exciting projects we have been working on over the last year in Canada and West Africa. REAP-Canada is an independent, non-profit organization that has been working since 1986 with farmers, scientists, and the private sector to improve the sustainability of farming systems and develop ecological ways of producing food, fibre and fuel from farms both in Canada and abroad. This event is open to all REAP-Canada members and the general public. Non-members may purchase a REAP-Canada annual individual or organizational membership for $25 or $100 respectively either online or at the event. See you there! Inquiries prior to the AGM, please contact Meredith at: mkushnir[at]reap-canada.com
FoodShare Inspired Compost Discussion - Room UC334 – 12.30 noon – till finished (but early arrivals can meet in the room from 12.00 noon to get set up)
Compost Producers & Users – Info Exchange
This discussion is led by Michael Nevin, FoodShare Toronto, who runs their composting program. This session, open to all active composters & composter-wannabees who want to get together to swap ideas, experiences & questions. This is your Guelph forum where active compost technicians & practitioners can swap info while talking ‘tips’ to each other. Whether you’ve dreamed of composting in a bucket or whether you want to do it on a large scale, please show up. If you want to send Michael your questions in advance of the open room seminar, send to: Michael Nevin <email@example.com>
This is not a “lecture” – this is an info exchange, so bring your samples, pictures & local stories.
Key features, as outlined by Michael Nevin
**this gathering is for everyone from novice to pro; **if you have advice to give, come & speak your ideas or questions; **bring samples for bragging rights; **be prepared to describe your feedstock & bulking agent; **discuss the problems you’ve solved & those not yet solved; **what pests (if any) & odours (if any) do you have; **bring your information references; **are you willing to participate in a compost helpline network if one were to be formed. Bottom line: tons of free info here – grab your lunch… come on up to room 334, Guelph U.C. 3rd floor!
>MANAGER’S NOTE: Mike is the true compost devotée. He would love to talk compost strategies with you !
PERMACULTURE Discussion Room - Room UC335 – 12.30 noon – till finished
FOCUS: Sepp Holzer’s Agroecology: Synergistic Permaculture at Larger Scales
Meet & Greet Immo Fiebrig, Ph.D (Biochemistry) & Heidi E. Sauer, MLA (Guelph)
By studying “the book of nature” for more than 60 years, Austrian agroecologist Sepp Holzer is bringing abundant foods, pure surface water, and significant biodiversity to some of the most broken landscapes and communities in the world.
Join us to discuss the economic simplicity, productivity, scaleability, manageability and research potential of these joyfully humane and adaptable “Holzer Permakultur” landscapes.
(*Sepp Holzer will not be there)