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Our 2024 Webinar Kicks off on April 9th

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2024 Schedule

How to Navigate Conflict Within Your Market Community
​April 9, 2:00-3:30pm with Shila LeBlanc, Restorative Justice Expert

Join Shila to learn more about the value of using restorative (aka relational) approaches in your working world. Rooted in Indigenous ways of being, restorative approaches are a powerful antidote to the issues we are facing today: escalating conflict, disconnection, and polarization on micro and macro scales. This workshop will outline what it means to use this lens, and will invite you to practice foundational skills to build healthy communities and organizations. When we work relationally, we find harmony, meaning, and connection in whatever we are doing.


Best Practices for Social Media and Building Your Email Subscriber Base
April 16, 10:00-11:30am with Emily Lawrence, FMNS Communications & Creative Lead

Emily will share her top tips and secrets so you can refresh your approach to social media and email for 2024. This webinar will give you permission to put less time and energy into your socials and provide you with a plan you can stick to. We’ll review growing your mailing list, how to add value to your email newsletters, Google profile and posting schedules, and how to do an audit of your social media and visual branding.


Fundraising and Your Farmers’ Market: A Panel Discussion
April 23, 10:00-11:30am with Cam MacKay (Truro Farmers’ Market Executive Director), Kristi Russell (New Glasgow Farmers’ Market Manager), and Whitney Cruikshank (Lunenburg & Chester Farmers’ Market Manager)

Whether your market is brand new to fundraising, or you’ve run fundraisers in the past, this webinar is for you. Join representatives from three of our member markets to learn about the fundraising models they use and why, and what is required in order to make them a success. You’ll come away inspired to put some of their tips and ideas into action to raise funds for projects, big and small!


Building Your Farmers’ Market Community: A Panel Discussion
April 30, 2:00-3:30pm with Ash Scriven (Halifax Brewery Market Saturday Market Manager), Jennifer Bolt (Wolfville Farmers’ Market Volunteer Manager), Marsha Amanova (Pugwash Farmers’ Market Manager)

If your market looking to attract or retain vendors, volunteers or customers? This webinar is for you! Ash (Halifax Brewery FM) will speak to the strategies their market uses in order to invite and retain new market vendors while creating an inclusive market community. Jennifer (Wolfville FM) will share how they attract, manage, train and maintain relationships with their impressive team of market volunteers. Marsha (Pugwash FM) will share their approach to creating a vibrant market day culture that brings customers back for more!


Crafting Farmers’ Market Policies: A Panel Discussion
May 7, 10-11:30am with Angharad Wylie (Truro Farmers’ Market Board Member), Frank Bezanson-Harris (Wolfville Farmers’ Market Board Member), and Kerry Walkins (Mabou Farmers’ Market Manager).

Looking to improve the operations of your market? Join two farmers’ market board members and a market manager to learn how they create policies to serve their market communities, what to take into consideration when creating policies, and why clear policies for your market manager and vendors are so important to the long term success of your farmers’ market.


Data and Your Farmers’ Market
May 14, 10:00-11:30am with Alison Lynes, Halifax Brewery Farmers’ Market 

Join Alison, data-nerd & Halifax Brewery Farmers’ Market Manager to learn the who, what, when, where and why of data collection. Learn how to use data to support your market to make informed decisions, respond to challenges, use your resources strategically and grow the positive of your market in your community.


How to Start and Grow Your Business at Farmers’ Markets
May 21, 10:00-11:30am with Alison Lynes, Halifax Brewery Farmers’ Market 

This webinar is for folks thinking about becoming vendors at a farmers’ market, those about to become vendors, or those who are growing their current businesses at one of the over 40 markets across Nova Scotia. We’ll cover what to do before you start, how to set up your market booth for success, and how to invest in your customer base and scale up your existing market business.


2023 Nourishing Communities Summary Report Results
May 28, 2:00-3:30pm with Melissa Grandberg, Flourish Community Development Cooperative