Conferences related to food systems and/or community development.



Time: Friday August 11, 2017      8:30 a.m. – 12 noon

Location: Franklin Patterson Hall faculty lounge 

   Hampshire College, Amherst, Mass



At the summer’s Free Open Meeting, held in conjunction with the annual NOFA SUMMER CONFERENCE scheduled for that weekend, we, the NOFA Domestic Fair Trade Committee, invite activists from the Northeast Region who are engaged in projects and organizing efforts that come under the broad heading of Domestic Fair Trade to come together to share our work and ideas and to discuss possible collaboration for the immediate future.



Pre-registration appreciated, so please contact

your hosts, NOFA Domestic Fair Trade Committee members

Liz Henderson  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or Louis Battalen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Event Date 8/11/2017 8:30 am ET
Event End Date 8/11/2017 12:00 pm ET
Individual Price Free



This organization has been focused on anti-trust in agriculture for a long time. Look at and to understand some of the issues with large transnational companies in agriculture and food.  There is an upcoming conference in a couple of weeks for those of you in the Midwest that might be of interest.   The agenda will provide a deep dive into the economic structure of agriculture and food markets in the US (and some globally), and provide a space for dialogue from many perspectives about what to do about it. 



More info:





Event Date 8/11/2017 12:00 pm ET
Event End Date 8/13/2017
Individual Price $65.00 for just the conference


The Northern Nut Growers Association and the North American Fruit Explorers will hold a joint conference at the University of Georgia, Tifton, from August 13 - 16.  We will have experts giving presentations on all aspects of growing and marketing fruits and nuts suitable for the Southeast.   There will be field trips and social events.  Please see the details of the conference at

Event Date 8/13/2017 9:30 am ET
Event End Date 8/16/2017
Individual Price 77.00 for members, children can come with an adult for free

Location: Fox Haven Learning Center
3630 Poffenberger Rd, Jefferson, MD 21755



The Chesapeake Herb Gathering is an annual event organized by Centro Ashé bringing together inter-generational herbal, land-based, and healing communities to ​celebrate our stories, our knowledge, our culture and traditions. Enjoy a weekend of workshops, plant walks, youth activities, community artwork, social justice, artisans market, campfire, and community connections with local herbalists, teachers, clinicians, healers, botanists, farmers, birthkeepers, medicine makers, rootworkers, artists, homesteaders, community organizations and much more!  

This is a family friendly event . . . bring the youth and elders!



Register and more info:


Event Date 8/26/2017
Event End Date 8/27/2017
Individual Price Scholarships available if you qualify. Children under 10 are free



Location: Understory Farm, 28120 County Road 215, Bangor, MI 49013


Presenters: Lee Arboreal, Live Edge & Fred Monroe, Monroe Family Organics



Join us for this information packed, hands on workshop that will be all about Brassicas - one of the most critical vegetable families to the small scale vegetable farmer.
Presented by two farmers with more than 25 years of combined organic and sustainable vegetable farming experience in wholesale & direct market production.
The day will cover variety selection, production, management and marketing of  brussel's sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, chinese cabbage, collards, kale & kohlrabi with possible forays into turnips, mustard and rutabegga.
Lunch and snacks provided.
More info, Scholarships, Register:
Event Date 9/10/2017 9:00 am ET
Event End Date 9/10/2017 5:00 pm ET
Individual Price $150 ($40 for 2nd person from same farm) Scholarships available