For those who don't know about the NOFA Summer Conference, this listing of the workshops to be presented in just the first of the weekend's eight sessions will provide a flavor.
For full list and descriptions go to http://www.nofasummerconference.org/workshops.html.
All these plus Will Allen, Paul Stamets, dancing, music, a fair, great local and organic food and over a thousand wonderful people of all ages at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, August 7-9, 2009.
Hope to see you there.
Visit http://www.nofasummerconference.org/ for more information.
Workshops marked * will be taped for future rental through the NOFA Video Project.
Workshops marked ** will qualify for credits in the NOFA Organic Land Care Program.
Workshops marked *** are part of the Mass Grass Grazing School.
ADULT WORKSHOPS - FRIDAY 2:00-3:30 PM
1) Animal Power in Vegetable Fields - Tevis Robertson-Goldberg
2) Attached Greenhouse for Food, Heat, and Hot Water - Bob Jennings
3) Dahlias and Gladiolas - Lynda Simkins
4) Gardening Like the Forest: Home-Scale Food Forestry** - Dave Jacke
6) Growing Small Fruits - Daryl Hoitt
7) How to Be More Self-Reliant During Difficult Economic Times** - Bill MacKentley: Longtime druid greenman and scrounger for 60 years!
8) Land Trusts & Grassroots Community Organizations - Kate Kerivan and Sarah Mildren
9) Learning about Loans, Grants, and other Financial Assistance for NE Organic Farms - Norman Bender and Joseph Bonelli
10) Let's Lacto-fer-mentate! - Beth Ingham
11) Make Delicious Meals with Local Greens - Leslie Cerier
12) Organic Apple Growing at Bird of the Hand Farm** - Cathy Harragian and Sue Harragin
13) Pastured Certified Organic Poultry Production* - Julie Rawson and Jack Kittredge
14) Pedal Revolution: Bike Transport Today - Jack Spula
15) Principles of Making Quality Hay - Stephen Herbert
16) Restoring Our Seed: On-Farm Breeding for Farmers** - Ruth Hazzard, Eli Rogosa, and CR Lawn
17) Rethinking Local Agricultural Infrastructure - Margaret Christie and Jess Cook
18) Sausage Making, Smoking & Curing at Home - Anne Obelnicki
19) TOUR: Hampshire College Farm Tour - Leslie Cox
20) Transitioning a Dairy Farm to Organic - Sarah Flack
21) What You ACTUALLY NEED to Live Off the Grid, and Why - Jim Strickland and Dave Smally
TEEN WORKSHOPS - FRIDAY 2:00-3:30 PM - Grad Lounge, Campus Center
22) How to Bag Waste - Heather Botelle
23) Tie-Dying - Sharon Begley
CHILDREN'S WORKSHOPS - FRIDAY 2:00-3:30 PM - Cape Cod Lounge, Student Union
24) Butter Making for Beginners (Ages 7-12) - Gavin Harper
25) Creating a Nature Weaving (Ages 5-10) - Adele Smith-Penniman
26) Drawing from Nature (Ages 7-12) - Deborah Bazer and Lahri Bond
27) Felting Fun (Ages 6-12) - Iris Weaver