Small-scale farmers are invited to celebrate the International Year of Soils by growing their knowledge on how to protect their farm’s most precious resource. Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is offering a workshop for small-scale farmers to learn how to protect and improve their soil’s health on Saturday, April 11 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Whole Village in Caledon.

Special guest speaker Ken Laing from Orchard Hill Farm will discuss topics such as soil microbes, balancing plant nutrients and using organic soil amendments.

“Soil microbiology and structure are fundamental to sustainable local food production. This workshop will be a great way to learn about maintaining your soil’s health and supporting your farm’s productivity,” said Mike Puddister, Director Restoration and Stewardship at CVC. “The workshop will also provide information on the grants and resources available for stewardship projects on your property.”

This is the first time CVC is offering a workshop specifically for small-scale farmers but all rural landowners are welcome. This workshop is free thanks to funding from CVC’s regional and municipal partners.

Register at For more information call 1-800-668-5557 ext. 457 or email [email protected].

Conservation authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. For 60 years, Credit Valley Conservation has worked with its partners to support a thriving environment that protects, connects and sustains us. Credit Valley Conservation gratefully acknowledges financial support from our member municipalities for facilities, programs and services: the Regions of Peel and Halton; the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton; the Towns of Caledon, Erin, Halton Hills, Mono, Oakville and Orangeville; and the Townships of Amaranth and East Garafraxa. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.


Media Contact
Baljit Sharma
Marketing & Communications Specialist
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 224
[email protected]

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