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Mission Hill Family Estate transitioning to certified organic. more

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Fruit, vegetable and flower growers can increase the number, size and quality of produce with GROSPURT GS-4 products. more

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Did you know BC is considered the national leader for organic farming? The State of Organics: Federal-Provincial-Territorial Performance Report 2017 analyzes the existing organic policy frameworks among Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial go more

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Inside this issue you will read about what happened in 2016 in the fruit and wine industry. Along with a readers' survey on fruit and wine. We have an exclusive interview with BC Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick. Along with interesting new stories more

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The B.C. government will require all food and beverage products marketed as “organic” in B.C. to be certified under either a provincial or national certification program by 2018. more

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The Naramata Centre welcomed 184 locals, visitors and media around a single long table for a community potluck dinner on Sunday, October 9th. more

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Raptors Ridge Birds of Prey

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The screech of a barn owl, a hawk screaming, and the Kestrel’s call: all are, or should be, welcome sounds to growers. It’s an ancient relationship of predator and prey. While some raptors are great at rodent control, others are ideally designed for more

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The launch of Sperling Vineyards in 2009 marks the return of East Kelowna native Ann Sperling to her home turf. One of Canada’s premier winemakers, Sperling’s winemaking career started at Andrés Wines in Port Moody in 1984, after graduating from UBC more

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Inside this issue you will find features on the challenges and opportunities selling wine to China. Raptors for pest control and a story on local farmer Sunny Dhaliwal and his new ventures. more

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Inside you’ll read about innovative farmers in the Okanagan as Part Two of our series on agritourism farming entrepreneurs. more

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Wise Earth Farm is a small-scale sustainable farm in Kelowna specializing in organic and biologically intensive cropping practices. By emphasizing intelligent farm design, appropriate technologies and harnessing the power of soil biology. more

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The popularity of organic food and beverage products has skyrocketed in recent years. Consumer appetites for organic foods have become insatiable, catapulting them into one of the fastest growing agriculture sectors. more

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Okanagan Crush Pad owners Steve Lornie and Christine Coletta thought about going organic back at Switchback Vineyard in 2006. Back then there were less than 60 hectares of certified organic land planted in BC. more

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Organic advocates across Canada are encouraged to celebrate with us. In Canada, there’s a lot to celebrate. We’re supporting a growing organic sector, transparent food source and a source of food that is sustainable in the future. more

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One farmer in the Okanagan told me he uses my cherry covers to protect his walnuts from the husk fly, and went from 100% loss one year to 0% loss the next! more

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Mary Forstbauer

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On an overcast March day in Chilliwack, as the sun makes its journey to the west and the light begins to fade, Mary Forstbauer walks and talks about the organic farm she and husband Hans have worked since 1989. more

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There’s a new organic product available for growers, especially for orchards, vines, berries and orchard grasses more

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Homestead Organics

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Decide Where You Want To Grow… And Then Do It! more

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Summerhill Values the Environmental Farm Plan more

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