FEDERATION SEEKS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR … CANADIAN WOOD BUILDERS TARGET OVERSEAS MARKETS, BUT NOT JUST FOR THEIR MATERIALS … COMMUNITIES GET A LIFT AS LOCAL FOOD SALES SURGE TO $11 BILLION A YEAR … DFO MARITIMES REGIONAL OCEANS PLAN RELEASED … NATURE WRITING RETREAT JULY 25-26
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FEDERATION SEEKS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Prince Edward Island Federation of Agriculture is seeking a full time Executive Director. Founded in 1941 to provide a united voice for Island Producers, the PEI Federation of Agriculture is the province’s largest general farm organization. We are a non-profit, democratic organization of Island farmers working together for the betterment of primary producers. The organization speaks to issues that affect all Island farmers with a membership of over 80 percent of all registered producers, drawn from all commodities groups. (read more)
CANADIAN WOOD BUILDERS TARGET OVERSEAS MARKETS, BUT NOT JUST FOR THEIR MATERIALS
Source: The Globe & Mail
Thanks to Canadian know-how, people in Tokyo may soon be visiting their relatives in the first five-storey wood home built for seniors in the country. “It’s going to be the largest wooden structure in Japan,” said Paul Newman, Paul Newman, the executive director of market access and trade for the Council of Forest Industries. Canada started to make serious inroads in the Japanese market for wood in the 1980s, according to Mr. Newman, but Canadian expertise in working with it may be just as important as the raw material. (read more)
COMMUNITIES GET A LIFT AS LOCAL FOOD SALES SURGE TO $11 BILLION A YEAR
Source: NPR There’s a renaissance in local and regional food, and it’s not just farmers’ markets in urban areas that are driving it. The U.S. Department of Agriculture pinpoints more than 4,000 local and regional food businesses and projects – from food hubs to farm-to-school programs to initiatives to expand healthy food access to low-income communities – in every state around the country. (read more)
DFO MARITIMES REGIONAL OCEANS PLAN RELEASED
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Maritimes Region, has released its Regional Oceans Plan outlining the approaches and actions that DFO is taking to support oceans and coastal management for Scotian Shelf, Atlantic Coast, and Bay of Fundy. (read more)
NATURE WRITING RETREAT JULY 25-26
Source: Harrison Lewis Centre
Join us for a nature writing retreat with Soren Bondrup-Neilsen at the Harrison Lewis Centre on Nova Scotia’s beautiful South Shore. A weekend of honing your writing skills, friendship, thoughtful sharing of ideas and insights, good food, and learning to open your eyes and your mind to the natural world around us. Bondrup-Neilsen (http://www.bondrup.com/) is an ecologist who teaches at Acadia University. As well as being his profession, most of his personal interests involve nature. He is the author of four books – Merging: Contemplations of Farming and Ecology from Horseback; A sound like water dripping: In search of the Boreal Owl; Winter Nature: Common Mammals, Birds, Trees and Shrubs of the Maritimes; Winter on Diamond: An encounter with the Temagami Wilderness. The writers’ weekend will include nature walks to discover and understand our surroundings, followed by individual writing time, and gathering as a group to share and discuss the participants’ work.
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