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How to Deal With Pests Naturally - General Tips

Written by Bernadette Antoniou Tuesday, June 4, 2019

closeup of ants insects

Farmers and gardeners alike have been battling pests since there were such things as farming and gardening.

Yes, pests are natural, but so is the desire to be rid of them!  It can be frustrating, disheartening, and even devastating to see all your hard work destroyed by hungry insects or strangled by weeds.  At first, the invention of chemical pesticides and herbicides seemed like a godsend -  dealing with these challenges became so much easier!  However, we have learned that over-reliance on these chemicals is short-sighted and harmful over the long term.  Consider the declining populations of...

Posted in  Organics

Supporting Organic in Ontario - What you Missed at the OCO AGM

Written by Lauren Stallard Thursday, April 18, 2019

Glenn Valliere, Lauren Stallard, and Laura Mitchell standing under the OCO banner The Pfenning's Team at the OCO AGM - left to right - Glenn Valliere, Lauren Stallard, and Laura Mitchell

If you’re reading this you’re probably already one of the 66% of Canadians that purchase organic food weekly1. Maybe you’re into local food too, but have you ever thought about what “Farm to Fork” means for organic? It’s probably more complex than you might think.

Infographic with facts about the organic industry in Canada

Posted in  Organics