From August 16th to 18th, 2018, a group of farmers, researchers, students, non-profit organizations, activists and Indigenous leaders gathered in Ottawa, Ontario for an Agroecology Field School and Research Summit. The event was an opportunity to learn from agroecology practitioners and explore how agroecology can be applied and expanded within the Canadian context.

The report, Building an Agroecological Movement in Canada: Report from the 2018 Agroecology Field and Research Summit, summarizes the proceedings of the event and highlights the various contributions that participants made, as part of the farm tours and panel discussions that took place.

Cover of 2018 Agroecology Field School and Research Summit Report

Videos from the summit share highlights from the three days and interviews with Byron Beardy, Regional Food Security Coordinator with Four Arrows Regional Health Authority, and Lise-Anne Léveillé of Beetbox Cooperative Farm and USC Canada. 

For more information on the 2018 Agroecology Field School and Research Summit read Bryan Dale’s blog post Agroecology Field School Sparks Important Conversations.