After exploring the ways in which urban agriculture can aid in the enhancement of food security, biodiversity, energy conservation, job creation, community health and well-being, Ecology Center’s course explores in detail the agroecological basis (crop diversification, organic soil management, ecologically-based pest management, wateruse efficiency, etc) of a series of horticultural production systems adapted to city environments. The course is interactive and hands-on, integrating theory, pra
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center’s School Garden Teacher Training supports your school in creating and sustaining garden-based ecological literacy programs and helps you build a strong cohort of colleagues. Our residential training is for individuals or teams of teachers, garden educators, administrators and core parent volunteers.
The National Farm Viability Conference is focused on strengthening farm sustainability, building stronger and more resilient local food systems and supporting the long term profitability of farming and agri-entrepreneurs from start-ups to generational businesses.
Join Organic Seed Alliance’s Jared Zystro and other experts in organic breeding and seed production to learn how to develop new varieties and produce commercial quality seed. This one day class will include instruction on planning for successful seed production, harvesting and cleaning seed, managing population size and isolation distances, conducting variety trials, and understanding on-farm breeding techniques.
EcoFarm’s fruit-filled evening features tasting and sales of 60+ varieties of peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots, and pluots direct from organic growers! Also enjoy fresh fruit pies, farm tours, presentations, Japanese Tea Ceremony, kids craft corner, live music, and local food vendors.
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association is hosting the Sustainable Agriculture Conference, convening over 1,200 beginning and experienced farmers, agripreneurs, ag-tivists, health advocates and gardeners, consumers and homesteaders – and everyone in-between – for workshops, hands-on intensives, farm tours, demonstrations, good food, great conversations and community-building. The conference is a once-a-year opportunity to celebrate, champion and build a vibrant, sustainable food system that is
For 30 years the California Small Farm Conference has been a unique opportunity for small-scale farmers to continue their educational efforts, network with industry leaders, and grow their businesses. For three days nearly 500 attendees join workshops, explore with field courses, network with colleagues, and enjoy a few social events. The Conference moves to a different host city each year to be as accessible as possible to farmers from all over the state and beyond.
A celebration of pure food and sustainable living, the National Heirloom Expo has become the world’s largest annual heritage food event featuring the largest display of heirloom produce, fun and education activities for all ages, and engaging speakers and discussions. The expo also features more than 350 related and like-minded farmers and vendors including seed companies, tool companies, accessories, food, produce, garden products, and much more.
Now, in its 44th year, Acres U.S.A.’s Eco-Agriculture Conference & Trade Show will feature three days of expert educational sessions and workshops on sustainable and organic agriculture, a dynamic trade show, and many more opportunities to learn and engage with others passionate about ecological agriculture.
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