Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Food Systems NOFA-NJ's Winter Conference - held at the Douglass Campus Center Rutgers University, is shaping up with NEW and exciting changes! NOFA-NJ Winter Conference January 30, 2010 7:15 am - 5:00 pm register at http://www.nofanj.org Pre-Conference Grow BioIntensive: Sustainable Mini-Farming Workshop by John Jeavons Friday January 29th — sign up at http://www.johnjeavons.info/workshop-main3.html Are you missing your local Farmer's Market? Looking for some great food, relevant information and want to meet more people in the state who are looking to build local food systems? In addition to the high level technical sessions, there will be many vendors and exhibitors sharing information and selling locally produced foods. You will find among other things, amazing cheeses from Cherry Grove Farm, Honey and wax products from Douglas Farms, Heirloom Tomato Ketchup from the Purple Dragon, Fresh bread from Village Bakery, and books from Rodale Press and from Bountiful Gardens, as well as information on topics such as Soil Testing and those little known fungi in the soil... NEW this year, also, will be door prizes donated by many of our exhibitors! NOFA-NJ will have stainless steel water bottles as well as embroidered, recycled, canvas bags for sale! There are 24 different educational sessions to select from - something for the farmer, gardener, consumer and more!!! Join stimulating discussions on policy, farm market strategies, involving youth at the farm market and learn about starting seeds for transplanting as well seed saving! Want to hear about beekeeping without chemicals? How about making cheese from ... water buffalo!!! Join the discussion about raw milk... Some favorites and well-known speakers are going to be there - John Jeavons, our keynote speaker will talk about Grow BioIntensive. Also hear Anne and Eric Nordell talk about their animal powered soil and weed management practices. Ever wanted to convert your lawn from grass to low maintenance - join Dave Benner to hear how he has had a moss lawn for 40 years! Jeff Moyer from the Rodale Institute will also be there. Sessions on poultry egg production, seasonal eating, making great hay and so much more!!! Register now at http://www.nofanj.org See you on January 30!