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We’re Hiring: Organic Policy and Research Coordinator

The Organic Council of Ontario is looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated and dynamic Organic Policy and Research Coordinator who is passionate about agriculture and the environment. OCO has a small staff team with a broad scope: we punch above our weight! Ideal candidates will be up for a diversity of tasks, able to balance competing priorities, and able to see a project through from concept to completion.

We’re Hiring: Policy and Research Coordinator – Organic Transition

The Organic Council of Ontario is looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated and dynamic Organic Policy and Research Coordinator who is passionate about agriculture and the environment. OCO has a small staff team with a broad scope: we punch above our weight! Ideal candidates will be up for a diversity of tasks, able to balance competing priorities, and able to see a project through from concept to completion.

Register Now for OCO’s March 2022 Cost of Production Webinar Series!

Join us in the month of March for our three part cost of production webinar series exploring how to project...

Soil Carbon Sequestration: What Is It And How Does It Work?

statement that, while true, is vastly oversimplified. While there is a general consensus that healthy soil is central to sustainable farming, less is known about the practice of using soil organic matter to store carbon as a climate solution. Conversations about the “soil solution” do not always dive into the details of how soil sequesters carbon, leaving room for skepticism about its effectiveness when compared to flashier technological carbon-capture solutions. In this article, we’ll break down how soil absorbs carbon and why it is an amazing natural phenomenon worth getting excited about.

Soil and Climate Change

Organic regenerative farming is all about soil, and there is a growing body of fascinating research revealing critical information about the role soil can play in responding to the climate crisis. With this information gaining more and more attention as the climate crisis worsens, many consumers are asking: What’s so special about dirt and what are the links between soil and climate change?  

Why Do We Need Regenerative Organic Agriculture?

Climate change is a complex problem that requires us to take serious action to reduce greenhouse gas emission and avoid further global temperature rise. Agriculture has a big role to play in the fight against climate change, even though it is currently responsible for approximately 10 percent of Canada’s annual greenhouse gas emissions. To realize this potential we need to significantly alter our food production systems to adapt to the effects of climate change and take action to reduce its impacts. That is what organic regenerative agriculture aims to achieve.

What’s the Difference Between Organic and Regenerative Agriculture (Or is there one?)

There is growing evidence that suggests regenerative and organic agricultural practices offer solutions to the climate issues we are currently facing. This potential has generated discussion around the best approach to harnessing and accelerating these climate benefits.

Organic Council of Ontario Call for Directors

Call for Directors 2022 Position: Director, Organic Council of Ontario Board of Directors Type: Volunteer Start: April, 2022 Term: 2...

What is Regenerative Agriculture?

Within the world of agriculture, there is a new and upcoming terminology: regenerative agriculture. Currently, many companies follow principles of sustainability, but as the climate crisis has made clear, sustainability simply isn’t enough anymore.

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