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"Crop planning for organic vegetable growers" webinar, Part 1 of 2

Event date(s): 
5 December, 2013 - 19:30 - 21:00

This two-part webinar provides a much needed structure for figuring out how to make money on a market garden. It hones in on the core issues of farm success: which crops to grow, when to plant them, and in what quantities. Then it provides a logical, linear process for getting it all done, on time. It sets out 11 steps, including:

  • Decide how much money you need to make
  • Calculate how much of each veggie you have to sell to meet your financial goals
  • Decide where you will sell
  • Make field planting schedules to ensure you have the crops you need at the right time
  • Generate greenhouse/seed starting schedules
  • Fill out a seed order
  • Make a field operations calendar
  • Analyze profitability and refine your plans for next year

Note: It will be helpful to have a copy of the Crop Planning for Organic Vegetable Growers book on hand. Purchase your copy at

Facilitator: Daniel Brisebois

Daniel Brisebois is the co-author of COG’s Crop Planning for Organic Vegetable Growers book. He is a member of Tourne-Sol cooperative farm. He farms in Les Cèdres, Quebec near Montreal. Tourne-Sol produces certified organic vegetables, flowers, seeds, seedlings and herbal teas on 12 acres. Tourne-Sol's produce is distributed mainly through a 250 share CSA and a farmers market. Daniel is past President of Canadian Organic Growers, and on the USC Canada board of Directors.

Course Fee: $40.00+HST. 

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  • Part 1: December 5, 2013, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
  • Part 2: December 12, 2013, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

If you cannot attend the live webinar, a recorded version will be made available by demand.

Offered by FarmStart in partnership with EFAO, COG Ottawa and Equiterre in English and French this December.