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March 8, 2024

Organic Empowerment: Honoring Women’s Contributions in Organic

We’ve seen significant change within the organic sector in the last few years and a lot of the growth we’re witnessing has come from the incredible dedication of the many women driving the organic movement.
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.    
January 3, 2024

Soil: Shaped by Nature, Serving Humanity, and Deserving of Appreciation

Growing up on a mixed farm in Saskatchewan (SK) offered plenty of opportunities to connect with soil, however, Dr. Andrew Hammermeister had little recognition of how valuable our soil resource was. Read about soil health from Dr. Andrew Hammermeister!
September 28, 2023

In Recognition of Truth and Reconciliation Day

In recognition of Truth and Reconciliation Day in Canada, the Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA) acknowledges that Indigenous communities around the world have, for centuries, cultivated the land with a profound understanding of the natural environment.
September 11, 2023

Embrace the Organic Movement: Your Guide to Organic Week

In a world increasingly conscious of health, sustainability, and the origins of their food, Organic Week 2023 is set to captivate audiences like never before.
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”.
July 11, 2023

Showcasing and Trailing Regional Seed for Seed Security in Canada

Biodiversity, locally available and regionally adapted seed are key to resiliency on organic farms. In this month's edition, Steph Hughes explores the story behind organic seeds and The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security.  
June 6, 2023

Coping with Farming Stress: Research Findings

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in Canada. Covid has highlighted the importance of good mental health and its impact on our physical well-being. In this month’s issue of BuzzBuilder, learn what researchers discovered about stressors on farmers and their coping strategies. 
April 27, 2023

Sacred Ecology

“Green is not a paint, it is a process.” - Dr. Vandana Shiva