July 2, 2019 – Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) invites farmers and agricultural landowners to see how a local farmer is using techniques to capitalize on nature and improve their farm management practices. The Farm Management Inspired by Nature – Twilight Tour takes place Thursday, July 11 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Highpoint Farm in Erin.
“We often talk about how farms and farmers can help the natural environment. During this tour, we’ll showcase how nature and natural cycles can help the farm,” said Jordan Graham, agricultural extension coordinator at CVC. “The tour is your chance to see first-hand how a local farmer is using nature to their advantage.”
CVC’s Jordan Graham will be joined by University of Guelph School of Environmental Sciences researcher Dillon Muldoon. Muldoon will demonstrate how natural areas on farm properties can help manage pests and improve crop health.
Participants will also learn about management practices that use nature to suppress weeds, control erosion and reduce input costs.
The tour will take place on a working farm. Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes.
Space is limited. Registration is required. Visit cvc.ca/events or call 905-670-1615 ext. 243 to reserve your spot.
Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is a local conservation authority established by the Ontario government in 1954 to protect, restore and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River Watershed. That watershed is the area of land defined by where all rainfall, snowmelt and runoff drains into lands and waters flowing into the Credit River. CVC creates connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. It inspires a deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.
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Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 449