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Learn Organic Vegetable Production Online - The Organic Farming Institute of BC launches its third course in an online series of organic trainings. The latest addition, Organic Vegetable Produc- tion, is intended for individu- als wanting to begin organic vegetable production on any scale, or to improve practices in an existing operation.

Special Introductory Pricing for ORG 103 is $350.00 CDN


Basic Crop Inspection Training, Feb 24 - 28 2014, Nanaimo, BC. The Canadian Organic Growers (COG) and the International Organic Inspectors Association are co-sponsoring a Basic Crop Inspection Training in Na- naimo, BC from February 24 to 28 2014 following the COABC 2014 Conference.

This course is a comprehen- sive training on the Canadian Organic Standards with four days of instruction, which in- cludes a field trip to a certi- fied organic farm and a half- day for testing. Students will learn about the certification process, applicable organic standards, how to inspect organic farms, audit trail (re- cord keeping) requirements, approved materials, assess- ing soil fertility, regulatory re- quirements, risk assessment, investigative skills, inspection report writing, inspector eth

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ics, communications skills, and whole systems aware- ness.

For more info contact Ashley St. Hilaire at COG: ashley@ or 1-888-375-7383. DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MONDAY JANUARY 10TH 2014

UBC Farm Symposium Join the UBC Farm on Friday February 7th, 2014, for the 2014 UBC Farm Symposium, a full and free day of pre- sentations and group activi- ties providing insights on our food system sustainability, with topics ranging from hops production, institutional food procurement, and community education. Date: Friday February 7th, 2014 Time: 9am-2:30pm Location: The Old Barn Com- munity Centre Upstairs Meet- ing Room Cost: Free! Lunch is $5 (op- tional)

Registration: http://sympo- tration/

Leading the Local Food Revolution The 2014 Con- ference & AGM of the BC As- sociation of Farmers’ Markets will be held February 28th - March 2nd, 2014 at Gran- ville Island, Vancouver, BC. Nominations are open until February 1, 2014 for Best Market, Manager & Vendor in the 2013 Farmers’ Market Awards. Celebrate outstand- ing Farmers’ Markets, Farm- ers’ Market Managers and

BC Organic Grower, Volume 17, Number 1, Winter 2014 C L A S S I F I E D S

Place your classified ad in the BC Organic Grower for only $25/ issue!

Events listings are free!

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Market Vendors for the ex- traordinary contributions they make to our communities. Nomination forms are avail- able on the BCAFM website ( , and need to be submitted by February 1, 2014.

Pacific Agriculture Show, Tradex Exhibition Centre (Abbotsford Airport), Abbots- ford, BC. January 30 - Feb 1, 2014. Thursday thru Sat- urday 9:00am - 4:30pm. Ad- mission $12, seniors and 4H $10, kids under 14 FREE!

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