Oct 10, 2014

4-H ANNUAL FUNDRAISER NOW UNDERWAY! . . . THE 2014 ACORN CONFERENCE IS ALMOST ONE-MONTH AWAY . . . BOREAL FOREST WILL BECOME BIRDS’ NOAH’S ARK, AND CANADA MUST PROTECT IT . . . FARMWORKS FLAVOURS . . . MIXED Q2 EARNINGS FOR FOREST PRODUCTS COMPANIES . . . OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST...

4-H ANNUAL FUNDRAISER NOW UNDERWAY!
Source: P.E.I. 4-H
The P.E.I. 4-H Council is pleased to announce the return of its annual fundraising sale, which is now underway. During the month of October, 4-H members across the Island will be taking orders for ADL cheese, Anne of Green Gables fudge, PEI Preserves and Island Gold Honey products, for delivery in early December. (read more)

THE 2014 ACORN CONFERENCE IS ALMOST ONE-MONTH AWAY Source: ACORN
Passes are going fast folks! Join the Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network (ACORN) in Halifax, N.S., from November 12-14, for Honouring Our Roots, Sowing Our Future-ACORN’s 15th Annual Conference and Trade Show! Secure your registration today and sign up for more than 45 workshops covering a wide range of organic food and farming topics! Whether you’re a well-experienced farmer or are just getting started, the 2014 ACORN Conference and Trade Show intends to have lots for everyone. From Farm Wellness and Management and Season Extension Strategies, to Rare Breeds and Community Food Skills, there will be much to catch.  (read more)

BOREAL FOREST WILL BECOME BIRDS’ NOAH’S ARK, AND CANADA MUST PROTECT IT 
Source: The Globe and Mail
The National Audubon Society’s report on the threat North America’s bird species face from unchecked climate change produced some frightening results – 314 of 588 species are projected to lose half of their current habitat ranges by 2050 or 2080. Here’s what seven years of painstaking research from Audubon produced: A list of at-risk species that includes beloved Common loons, Bald eagles, and Canada warblers. (read more)

FARMWORKS FLAVOURS 
Source: FarmWorks
FarmWorks Flavours provides everyone with an opportunity to enjoy delicious, nutritious, local foods and beverages produced by the recipients of loans from FarmWorks Investment Co-operative Limited. Guests sample world-class taste sensations from some of the very best producers in the province. They talk with the producers about the foods and beverages they’re sampling and they are able to purchase additional goodies to take home. Sunday, October 26, 4 pm –7 pm at the Alderney Landing Farmers’ Market Space. (read more)

MIXED Q2 EARNINGS FOR FOREST PRODUCTS COMPANIES
Source: Pulp & Paper Canada
Canadian forest products companies reported mixed earnings for the second quarter of 2014, with integrated producers, especially those with a building products focus, reporting the strongest results, according to PwC’s Net Earnings Summary. (read more)

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

LOVE PINE NUTS? THEN PROTECT PINE FORESTS
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/10/08/354306891/love-pine-nuts-then-protect-pine-forests

WELCOME 2015 NUFFIELD SCHOLAR
http://nuffield.ca/category/new-scholars/

“AIR” PLASTIC AND MUSHROOM CUSHIONS – DELL PACKAGES THE FUTURE
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29543834

2014 PULP & PAPER INDUSTRY AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED
http://farmworks.ca/category/news-events/www.risi.com