May 29, 2024

George Brown College Achieves Historic Milestone: Awarded COTA’s Gold Organic Campus Designation, a Canadian First

In April 2023, George Brown College in Toronto became Canada's first post-secondary institution to earn the Gold Organic Campus Designation from the Canada Organic Trade Association, showcasing its commitment to sustainability.
April 22, 2024

Enhancing Sustainability: Nitrogen Management and Cover Crops in Organic Farming

Organic farming, rooted in ecological and biological principles, offers a pathway toward sustainable agriculture. By adopting nitrogen management practices and integrating cover crops, farmers can not only enhance soil health but also contribute significantly to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
February 13, 2024

Herbs and Organics – The Perfect Pairing 

This month's Buzz Builder is in celebration of Canadian Ag Day.  COTA celebrates the organic value chain.  From farming, processing, manufacturing, distribution, and retail, we applaud all people involved in the creation of Canadian organic food, feed, and seed!  Celebrate Ag Day by thanking an organic farmer! Tag @canadaorganictrade and #cdnagday for a repost!   For this Buzz Builder, we asked our member, St. Francis Herb Farm, to share their insights on why they are committed to organic herb farming.    
August 15, 2023

Making the connection between organic farming, climate change, and the social & environmental justice movement

When I joined Nature’s Path Organic Foods in 2016, I signed up for something bigger than just making delicious organic food or managing environmental projects; I joined a team with a purpose of “always leaving the earth, communities and team members better than they found them”.