Soil and organic food production conference coming to P.E.I. Potato farmers plant in the sandy soils of Orwell Bay Thursday in the southeastern part of the province. The year 2015 has been named the International Year of Soils by the United Nations in recognition of soil’s importance to the world’s food, fuel, fibre and medicine. As the growing season of this landmark year comes to a close, a regional conference celebrating soil and organic food production comes to the Island. Jeff Moyer from the Rodale Institute joins the conference hosted by the Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network (ACORN). Moyer’s presentations will cover topics related to organic crop production systems, including weed management, cover crops and equipment modification and use.