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
|Event Date||8/11/2017 8:30 am ET|
|Event End Date||8/11/2017 12:00 pm ET|
This organization has been focused on anti-trust in agriculture for a long time. Look at https://philhoward.net/ and http://www.foodandpower.net/ 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. http://competitivemarkets.com/
|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 www.nutgrowing.org/meetinfo.
|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 End Date||8/27/2017|
|Individual Price||Scholarships available if you qualify. Children under 10 are free|
Presenters: Lee Arboreal, Live Edge & Fred Monroe, Monroe Family Organics
Lunch and snacks provided.
|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|