March 24th AVGVG Meeting, 7:00 pm, Windermere Hall, Windermere Road

Dear Giant Vegetable Grower

 

We are very fortunate to have a special guest speaker at our meeting on March 24th, 2014 7:00PM . Av Singh or Perennia will be giving a talk on creating and managing healthy soils in your garden. As you can see below Av has an extensive background in this and other agriculture subjects so it will prove to be a very interesting evening. This talk is guaranteed to have something for everyone and we are encouraging everyone to attend. If you are unable to make the event we hope to have the handout material up on our web site following the presentation. There will not be a charge for members or potential members to attend the seminar. Also if you have a soil test report (past or present) please bring it along.

This is a great opportunity to come out and learn from one of Canada’s leading experts in this field. (Please See Below)
Hope to see everyone there!

AV SINGH, Ph.D., P.Ag.

Organics and Rural Infrastructure

Av Singh is one of Canada’s leading experts on organic agriculture. He works predominantly with organic and small-scale farmers on issues of production, processing, and marketing of agricultural goods. Av emphasizes farmer-to-farmer knowledge exchange and works towards revitalizing rural communities through increasing social capital.

Av shares production and processing information with organic and/or small-scale producers/processors; investigates and supports alternative food distribution systems for organic and/or small-scale producers/processors; supports and develops initiatives that the organic community deems integral to their growth; supports and develops initiatives that encourage new entrants into agriculture (including transitional farmers into organic) and supports initiatives aimed at maintaining current farmers.

Av routinely gives presentations on such general topics as: 1) Localizing Food Systems; 2) Organic Gardening and Community Gardens; 3) Holistic Animal Health; 4) Compost and Soil Health; 5) Domestic Fair Trade; 6) Biodynamic Farming; Permaculture; & Urban Agriculture; 7) Food Security and Food Sovereignty; 8) Systems Thinking in Organic Farming; 9) Transformative Agricultural Education; and 10) Pasture-based Livestock Production; 11) Organic Farming Practices (e.g., Pest Management; Green Manures and Cover Crops, etc.).

Av works as an educator and is comfortable in presenting information in a dynamic form to a variety of audiences ranging from academics at a university to consumers wanting to know more about the food they are eating. Av uses a hands-on/experiential delivery method that works well with farmers in the field as well as with students in a classroom.

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