NOFA Summer Organic Farming Conference – Learn, play, enjoy, build skills and be inspired…
August 12-14, 2016 * Amherst, Massachusetts
Workshops * Exhibitors * Children & Teen Conferences * Music * Dance
Join 1200 people for a three-day celebration of the organic movement. Here learning is a community action – with amazing farmers, presenters, seminars, workshops, food and fun.
Immerse yourself in a community of like-minded practitioners and curious learners eager to share their inspiration and ideas for organic food, farming, health, activism, and beyond.
Young people can also build their organic vision for the future at our children and teens conferences.
Leah Penniman, food justice activist and farmer at Soul Fire Farm.
Andre Leu, international organic agronomist and President of IFOAM – Organics International.
We’re offering five intensive seminars before the conference begins, featuring…
· Digestive Wellness: A Gut Feeling
· High Tunnels: From Three Seasons to Four
· The Nourishing Homestead
· The Art and Science of Grazing
· Regenerative Agriculture and Soil Carbon
and 200 workshops, including…
· Landscaping to Support Pollinators & Other Beneficial Insects
· Commercial Organic Seedling Production
· Small Batch Vegetable Fermentation and Recipe Development
· Financial Planning & Management for Diversified Farms
· Cover Crops For The Small Vegetable Farm
· Finding, Assessing, and Securing Farmland
· Pastured Poultry Production Methods
· Urban Agriculture Composting
· Farm to School: Getting Kids Excited about Eating Vegetables!
· Creative Ways to Make the Most of Your Urban and Suburban Garden
· Plus workshops for youth in our Children and Teens Conferences!
We are finalizing workshop selections. A full list will be available soon.
Scholarships, work exchange and discounts for the Summer organic farming conference:
We want as many as possible to be able to attend, regardless of income! Work exchange and scholarship opportunities are available, as are discounts for groups of five or more and multiple children from the same family.
Learn More about the NOFA Summer Organic Farming Conference 2016 www.nofasummerconference.org