What is Fall Reflections all about?
While the Canadian Organic Growers national charitable organization is required to convene a formal Annual General Meeting (AGM) each year, its local/regional chapters are not required to do so. But the idea of reflecting on the achievements of each year as the new year approaches is a positive one, and a great reason for hosting a special gathering. Fall Reflections is an opportunity for us to look back to the year completed, to thank all of our amazing volunteers for their involvement, and look forward to the coming year.
Fall Reflections 2021
On October 17th 2021, COG OSO hosted our first hybrid Fall Reflections, with participants joining us both online and in person. The event included special a special guest speaker Greta Kryger and included a Chapter update.
Fall Reflections 2020
On October 18th 2020, COG OSO hosted our first virtual Fall Reflections. The event included special a special guest speaker from Roots & Shoots Farm and a Chapter update.
Fall Reflections 2019
On November 17th 2019 our annual Fall Reflections event included an interactive panel discussion , networking, refreshments, and a Chapter update.
Guest speakers included Chris Bisson – the crisis of Canadian farm land; Sundaura Alford-Purvis – the power of regenerative agriculture,
Phil Mount – who connected the dots to farmland with Food via real Change.
Fall Reflections 2018
On November 18th 2018 COG OSO hosted key note speaker Rachel Parent a youth activist and founder of Kids Right To Know. She spoke about her fight for GMO labeling in Canada and what that could mean for all Canadians. Followed by Chair’s update, volunteer appreciation, and light refreshments.
Fall Reflections 2017
On November 12th 2017 COG OSO hosted a panel discussion on Urban Agriculture in Ottawa with panelists from Backyard Edibles, Hidden Harvest Ottawa, Just Food, and Capital Greens Urban Farm. Followed by Chair’s update, volunteer appreciation, and light refreshments.