Workshops related to food systems and/or community development.
44th NOFA Summer Conference: Honoring our Roots, Tending our Future
During the weekend of August 10-12, 2018 we will gather again at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts for the 44th Annual NOFA SC. This immersive annual gathering is an opportunity to come together as the regional organic community from the seven NOFA states – NY, NJ, VT, MA, RI, NH, CT. The conference is a three day event packed with amazing education programming for adults and children, an array of fun spirited activities and the opportunity to be nourished by the collective wisdom and knowledge of decades of farming, gardening and activism that makes up the work of our NOFA chapters.
This year’s conference program is woven with workshops and activities that will pay homage to the agricultural wisdom that has been instructive to us through the ages. We will celebrate the wisdom of the rich indigenous agricultural past that has provided the basis of the organic movement and the ecologically based practices we have used to be successful.
Our keynote speakers, Rowen White and Eric Holt-Giménez, are two very passionate, ambitious educators, both working diligently to share their knowledge and experience with small agricultural communities.
|Event Date||8/10/2018 6:30 am ET|
|Event End Date||8/12/2018 3:30 pm ET|
|Registration Start Date||6/12/2018|
|Individual Price||Varies (early bird specials, scholarships, work exchange opportunities)|
-Keynote address by Daphne Miller, M.D., author of Farmacology
-William H. Dietz, M.D., Chair of the Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness at George Washington University
-Kelly D. Brownell, Director of the Duke World Food Policy Center
-Nimali Fernando, M.D., The Doctor Yum Project
-CME – up to 19.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits
-CNE – up to 19.5 contact hours accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center
-Dietitian/Nutritionists – 19.5 CPEUs by the Commission on Dietetic Registration
-CHES – up to 19.5 hours Category I hours, approved by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
|Event End Date||8/29/2018|
|Individual Price||Varies (early registration, special rates)|
Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) is hosting a free agritourism workshop at Warm Colors Apiary in South Deerfield. This is our third workshop in our series on bringing visitors to farms. Please share with anyone you think would benefit!
Wednesday, September 26th - Bringing Visitors to the Farm - Warm Colors Apiary
Warm Colors Apiary is a 2018 Local Hero Awardee in part, because of their commitment to educating the community about the world of beekeeping through workshops and multi-day classes.
From the curious enthusiast to the serious beekeeper, Dan and Bonita Conlon have welcomed people to their farm for workshops and multi-day classes since the turn of the 21st century. Please join them to hear about how they coordinate and manage their educational programming and their annual Honey Festival (this will be its 16th year!).
More information can be found here
Community Food Systems Annual Event
Our 2019 Community Food Systems Program annual event is scheduled for Friday, March 29, in Des Moines, Iowa — and registration is now open! Cost is $20 for the pre-conference workshop March 28, and $60 for the conference March 29. You may pay using a credit card or intramural account number ONLY. Please be sure to click Submit at the bottom of the registration form!
At the end of March we will be celebrating food systems work around the nation at the Des Moines at the Ramada Tropics Resort and Conference Center, 5000 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines. Please join us for the celebration and discussion with colleagues about food systems topics including certification and training, new skills and technical assistance around technology, innovation in food businesses, and more.
This will be our fourth annual annual event, and they just keep getting bigger and better!
|Event Date||3/28/2019 6:30 pm ET|
|Event End Date||3/29/2019 4:30 pm ET|
June 21 & 22: Carpentry for Women
Sliding scale: $100 - $150, solidarity pricing available
@ Groundswell Incubator Farm, Ithaca NY
For more info and registration: Click Here
Ever wanted to building something and felt like you just didn’t have quite enough carpentry skills to do it? Join Hammerstone School of Carpentry for Women and learn basic carpentry skills and build strength and self-sufficiency while connecting with others in the community!
In this workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of carpentry and tool use including measuring and marking, cutting with a circular saw, and fastening with screws and nails. You will also learn about the process of building structures by working on framing and siding the end walls of a small wash station barn at the incubator farm.
This workshop is only a couple weeks away, and space is limited!
|Event End Date||6/22/2019|