2014 MUSHROOM FORAY . . . AGRICULTURAL LANDS AT BELLEISLE MARSH - REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL . . . CELEBRATE NOVA SCOTIA’S FORESTS . . . FALL PASTURE WALKS – DATE CHANGE . . . TO FOIL RUSSIA’S FOOD BAN, IMPORTED INGREDIENTS GO INCOGNITO . . .
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2014 MUSHROOM FORAY
Source: Nova Scotia Mycological Society
To date we have identified 400 different species of mushrooms at our NS Forays! Join us at this year’s Foray and help us reach 500! Wallace, N.S., Sept 26, 27, and 28. Friday night party; Saturday foraging, identifying, banqueting; Sunday, workshops. (read more)
AGRICULTURAL LANDS AT BELLEISLE MARSH - REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
The Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for agriculture production operations on ~100 ha of Crown lands at Belleisle Marsh, Annapolis County. The tender is open until October 31, 2014. Proponents interested in this tender are also invited to attend a proponents meeting on September 23, 2014 from 10am to noon at the Belleisle Marsh Parking Lot. (read more)
CELEBRATE NOVA SCOTIA’S FORESTS
Source: Department of Natural Resources
Nova Scotians are invited to celebrate the province’s forests through a series of field days, beginning Saturday, Sept. 20, to help celebrate National Forest Week. “I invite everyone to take part in these activities and enjoy our forests that provide great economic benefits and recreation to all Nova Scotians,” said Environment Minister Randy Delorey, on behalf of Natural Resources Minister Zach Churchill. National Forestry Week runs from Sept. 21 to 27. (read more)
CANADA CELEBRATES ORGANIC WEEK SEPT. 20-28
Source: Island Farmer
Organic Week, the country’s biggest celebration of organic food, farming and products, is being held September 20-28. Supported by regional partners and coordinated by the Canada Organic Trade Association, Canadian Organic Growers and the Canadian Health Food Association, hundreds of Organic Week events will take place across the country. (read more)
TO FOIL RUSSIA’S FOOD BAN, IMPORTED INGREDIENTS GO INCOGNITO
Source: NPR It's been six weeks since Moscow slapped a ban on foods imported from the United States, the European Union and other countries that sanctioned Russia for its involvement in Ukraine. The implications of that move are just beginning to be felt. (read more)
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
NEW APPROACHES TO FROST CONTROL
FROM TOILET TO TABLE, OVERCOMING THE “YUK” FACTOR
CAN FARMING REVERSE ITS AGEING TREND?
MUNICIPALITY EASES WORRIES ABOUT KEMPTVILLE AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE’S FUTURE