Video Highlights from the Fall Field Day Series

In October of 2020, the Organic Council of Ontario (OCO) and the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO) partnered to deliver the Fall Field Day Series with the support of the Canadian Organic Growers (COG).

The Series was part of OCO’s ongoing Regenerative Programs and Incentives Feasibility Study, and consisted of four virtual field days on Ontario farms that employ regenerative agriculture practices and principles. Farmers discussed their differing approaches, techniques and the benefits they reap from using regenerative, organic and ecological practices.

Watch highlights from the Regenerative Agriculture Field Day Series

We’ve condensed the field days into shorter highlight versions. You can watch them below or head to OCO’s YouTube Channel where you will find other resources like recordings of the #YourStandardsYourSay Webinar series.

Regenerative Agriculture on Diversified Farms

Manorun Organic Farm is a family run organic farm near Dundas, Ontario. They have been farming organically for 20 years, producing vegetables, herbs, pasture raised livestock, grain and hay. 

OCO member, Sideroad Farm produce Certified Organic vegetables, cut flowers and pasture-raised chickens and eggs in Walter’s Falls, Ontario.  Amy and Patrick Kitchen and the Sideroad team sell their farm products year-round through a CSA, an on-farm store, farmers markets, and local retailers and restaurants, including Eat Local Grey Bruce.

Regenerative Dairy with Upper Canada Creamery

Tour OCO member’s Upper Canada Creamery certified organic dairy farm that uses their milk to produce top quality grass-fed dairy products including milk, yogurt and cheese. This dairy farm takes unique approaches to production and management including a rotary dairy system, and various regenerative practices including strip grazing, water use conservation and more.

Collaborative Farm Sales with Green Circle Food Hub

Collaborative Farm Sales with the Green Circle Food Hub, which was formed by farmers in early spring at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Kendal Hills Farm had the facilities to serve as the collection point for food, so they, in collaboration with other local farms, coordinated the distribution of farm products directly to consumers.

Measuring Regeneration with Ecological Indicators

Watch Cory Van Groningen and John Rowe tour Rowe Farm together, where they examine and discuss the indications of John’s management decisions and how those actions are leading towards or away from more effective ecological and regenerative outcomes.

John Rowe founded Rowe Farms in 1972, which has grown to 5 retail shops located in Guelph and Toronto.  Cory is an Accredited Professional in Holistic Management through the Savory Institute and the farmer at VG Meats

Thank you so much to all of the farmers, the videographers Nakita Krucker Visuals and Christina Bell, as well as our event partners the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario who all helped make the Fall Field Day Series a success!

These events were made possible by a grant from

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