Organic Food

COABC Conference & AGM 2008
February 29 - March 2, 2008

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Join us for the 2008 COABC
Mary Winspear Centre at Sanscha,
2243 Beacon Ave., Sidney, B.C.

Clear your calendar of all other commitments and join BC’s organic community

Everybody talks about the “fact” that organic food production is good for the environment - how well are we doing? Can we do more right now? What can we do to make our operations a “darker” shade of green and reduce our impact on our environment?

These issues are vitally important to everyone: farmers, processors, distributors, retailers and eaters. This conference will be an opportunity for all of us to talk about organic agriculture’s impact on the earth and how we can work together to reduce our ecological footprint. Highlights include:

  • A facilitated discussion on the impact of the recently instituted Meat Regulations followed by the Friday evening reception, hosted by IOPA  and COG-VI.
  • Trade Show and Poster Presentations (open at 6PM Friday): a marketplace of products and ideas to challenge your imagination.
  • Practical and interactive workshops throughout Saturday and on Sunday covering a wide range of topics
  • Saturday evening’s gourmet banquet followed by the Revolutionary Farmers Coffee House – entertainment by Midnight Bridge (Phil Vernon and Murray Reiss)
    and ...
    The auction!! The creative wealth of our community is reflected in the range of items to be auctioned: clothing, books, art, food, wine, tools, seeds – endless possibilities. If you would like to donate an auction item, just bring it with you. We’ll conduct a silent auction with auction items on display from 6PM Friday evening until 8 PM Saturday, when the winning bidders can collect their treasures.

Media Release
Conference and AGM Registration
Workshops - Workshop Bios
Event Timetable (pdf)
Conference Poster (pdf)

If you need Shuttle services: after arrival, travelers should call 686-2395 to arrange pick up. This service will be available Thursday, Feb. 28 through Sunday, Mar. 2

Documents for Conference and AGM

General Information - pdf
General Registration - pdf
Conference Schedule - pdf
Workshop Schedule - pdf
Sponsorship - pdf
Trade Show - pdf
Accommodations - pdf


Islands Organic Producers Association Olympic Dairy Products Ltd. The Organic Grocer
Share Organics Ltd. FoodRoots Distributors Co-op VanCity
Horizon Distributors PSC Natural Foods Level Ground Trading Ltd.
Salt Spring Coffee Co. Happy Planet Foods Small Potatoes Urban Delivery Inc.
Discovery Organics Crannog Ales Canadian Organic Growers-Vancouver Island

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