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Special Events

Conference Year: 2017

Wed, Jan 25, 2017

Opening Night Art Show, Jan 25 9:00-11:00pm

We are pleased to announce that award winning Monterey artist Warren Chang will be showing his work at the EcoFarm opening night art reception! Best...

Sponsor Presented Session: Scaling Together: Key Lessons Learned from a Year with Blue Apron, Jan 25 5:00-7:00pm

Join Matthew Wadiak, co-founder and COO of Blue Apron, Chris Hay of Say Hay Farms, Patrick Johnston of Dwelley Farms and Christine Coke of Coke Farms...

Wed, Jan 25, 2017 to Sat, Jan 28, 2017

The Healing Center

The Healing Center is open to all conference participants, providing massage, acupuncture & more at affordable prices. To book a session, stop by...

Thu, Jan 26, 2017

Farmer Educator Networking (FEN) Meeting, Jan 26 12:30-2:30pm

Are you an educator working with farmers and ranchers? Talk to other farmer educators from the non-profit, public, and private sphere. Open space...

California Seed Stakeholders Meeting, Jan 26 1:00-2:30pm

Join seed producers, farmers, seed industry professionals, and university and extension personnel to take stock in our State’s sustainable seed...

COPAC Meeting, Jan 26 1:00-2:30pm

Join us for the California Organic Products Advisory Committee meeting.

Ecological Landscapers Mixer, Jan 26 1:30-2:30pm

Calling all ecological landscapers! Join us for our annual mixer. We will have a short information session about the Monterey Bay Friendly...

New & Beginning Farmers Mixer, Jan 26 6:30-10:00pm

Farmers and Ranchers, seasoned and new, please join us for a mixer to get to know the people that provide support to farmers in the sustainable...

Seed and Scion Swap, Jan 26 8:30-10:00pm

Come One, Come All, to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Ecofarm Seed Exchange, one of the most beloved and popular events of the conference!...

Wine and Cider Tasting, Jan 26 5:00-7:00pm

$25 Early Bird/ $30 at conference Raise your commemorative glass and join us at an EcoFarm classic! Savor the tastes of organic wines and ciders from...

Asilomar Birds and Their Habitat Homes, Jan 26 12:45-1:45pm

Join Amanda on an easy walk through the lower Conference Grounds to discover how the approximately 60 different bird species at Asilomar utilize...

Thu, Jan 26, 2017 to Fri, Jan 27, 2017

Film Series, Jan 26-27

Six ecological agriculture-related films will be shown throughtout the conference, including: Unbroken Ground , Out Here: A Documentary about the...

World Café: Cultivating Diversity from Meaning to Action in the Food System, Jan 26-27 8:30-10:00am

Please join us for a morning interactive conversation inviting participants to explore their interests, insights, and barriers to cultivating a more...

Thu, Jan 26, 2017 to Sat, Jan 28, 2017

Yoga

Yoga Room at Longview : The Yoga Room and the Meditation Room located at Longview will both be open to attendees during the conference. We encourage...

Fri, Jan 27, 2017

Artisanal Beer and Cheese Tasting, Jan 27 12:00-2:00pm

$15 Early Bird/ $20 at conference Take a midday break to indulge! Enjoy sampling a wide selection of craft brews and a delicious assortment of...

Sponsor Presented Session: Achieve your Farm Goals with software from Tend, Jan 27 3:30-5:00pm

We’re creating a software system for diversified growers who work with nature’s delicate balance. We recognize that it can be hard for farms to stay...

Tomorrow’s Organic Mixer, Jan 27 4:30-6:30pm

Enjoy food and libations and mingle with like-minded foodies in a relaxed oceanside setting. Brought to you by Tomorrow’s Organics, who believes in...

Women in Agriculture Mixer, Jan 27 5:00-6:30pm

Join us for the opportunity to celebrate women farmers and supporters of sustainable agriculture. This is a perfect opportunity to meet with people...

Recepción y Exhibición de Recursos en Idioma Español / Spanish Language Mixer & Resource Fair, Jan 27 5:30-6:30 pm

Reúnase con Agricultores Ecológicos hispanohablantes y aprenda sobre las organizaciones que brindan educación agrícola o recursos en español:...

CASFS Farm & Garden 50th Anniversary Kick Off Mixer, Jan 27 6:00-8:00pm

Come celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the UCSC Farm & Garden and the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS)! Hear from...

Biodynamic Mixer, Jan 27 8:00-9:30pm

Interested in biodynamic agriculture? Mix and mingle with biodynamic farmers, gardeners, entrepreneurs, enthusiasts, and curious newcomers. Enjoy...

EcoFarm Dance, Jan 27 9:30pm-12:30am

Turn it up! Come dance, shake and boogie your way through our last night together. Live music performed by Orgone , a funkalicious band ready to set...

Awards Banquet Dinner, Jan 27 7:00-8:30pm

Celebrate the winners of the 2017 Steward of Sustainable Agriculture (Sustie) Award, the Advocate for Social Justice in Sustainable Agriculture (...

Sponsor Presented Session: Organic Container Production – Embracing Innovation and Respecting Traditions, Jan 27 10:30-12:30pm

Organic specialty crop producers are facing tremendous pressures on their resources with record droughts and high land prices. Many are looking to...

Asilomar Dunes Preserve and Coast Trail Hike, Jan 27 4:00-5:30pm

Get out and about for an invigorating hike through the Asilomar Natural Dunes Preserve, finishing at the Asilomar State Beach Coast Trail...

Sat, Jan 28, 2017

Closing Circle

Following the final plenary, join us for a Closing Circle! Meet at Asilomar Beach at 1:15pm. In the case of rain, meet in Merrill Hall.

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Thank you to our EcoFarm 2019 sponsors!