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Special Events

Conference Year: 2018

Wed, Jan 24, 2018

Opening Night Art Show: A Precautionary Tale, 9:00-11:00pm

We are delighted to premier Gayeton’s latest “information artwork” at EcoFarm 2018. The project titled A Precautionary Tale includes a poster series...

Thu, Jan 25, 2018

Asilomar Birds and their Habitat Homes, 9:45 - 10:45am

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

CA Seed Stakeholder Meeting, 1 - 2:30pm

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

Ecological Landscaping Mixer, 1 - 2:30pm

Come explore the world of ecological landscaping! Our annual mixer is a great place to meet fellow eco-landscapers, learn about this unique approach...

COPAC Meeting; Thursday, Jan 25, 1 - 3pm

Join us for the California Organic Products Advisory Committee meeting.

Wine & Cider Tasting, 5 - 7pm

Online $25/ On Site $30 Bacchus invites you to our Wine & Cider Tasting, an esteemed EcoFarm tradition. Join us as world class organic vintners...

Beginning & Intergenerational Farmers, 6:30 - 10pm

We invite emerging farmers/ranchers to get to know us and to meet other beginners, as well as EcoFarm elders who want to provide mentorship to new...

Seed & Scion Swap, 8:30 - 10pm

Immerse yourself in the magical world of seeds and expand the biodiversity of your farm or garden by gathering up seeds of non-hybrid, non-GMO...

Talent Show, 9 - 11pm

The bright lights of EcoFarm are calling your name! Showcase your talents (5 minutes max) as a solo act or bring your friends and family on stage...

Farmer Educator Network (FEN) Meeting, 12:30-2:30pm

Meet with fellow farmer educators from the non-profit, public, and private sphere in California and beyond. Open space sessions will allow for...

Driscoll’s Presents: Soil and Plant Health Practices in Organic, 5:30-6:30pm

Disease free soils are an integral part of growing healthy organic food. Soil borne diseases are concerns for organic growers worldwide. Come mingle...

Thu, Jan 25, 2018 to Sat, Jan 27, 2018

EcoFarm Film Series

Six ecological agriculture-related films will be shown throughout the conference, including: From Farms to Incubators, Look & See: A Portrait of...

EcoFarm 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 25, 2018 to Fri, Jan 26, 2018

Thursday and Friday, All Levels Yoga, 7-8am

Connect with the body, mind, and breath in this all levels Hatha class to support a balanced approach to the yoga practice. Movement will be guided...

Fri, Jan 26, 2018

Beer & Cheese Tasting, 12 - 2pm

We always brew up a good time at the EcoFarm Beer & Cheese Tasting! Come hang out and learn from some local curd-eous cheesemakers and hoptastic...

Growing with Tend, 1:30 - 3pm

Join Jean Martin-Fortier and Tend, the first all-in-one farm management software, to discover how Tend's powerful features for crop planning, record...

Asilomar Natural Dunes Preserve and Coast Trail Hike, 4 - 5:30pm

Hellooooo sunset lovers! Explore the last 25 acres of what was once 480 acres of contiguous dunes habitat. This easy mile-long hike of Asilomar Coast...

Women in Food and Ag Mixer, 5 - 6:30pm

Come enjoy some delicious wine and snacks while connecting and networking with your fellow female farmers and foodies! You never know who you'll meet...

¡Conozca a los compradores! Meet the Buyers! 5:30-6:30pm

Están invitados los hispanohablantes y otros para conocer a varios compradores prominentes de frutas y hortalizas de la región de la costa central...

EcoFarm Awards Banquet & Ceremony, 7:00 - 8:30pm

Help us acknowledge some shining stars in our community. EcoFarm will present the 2018 Steward of Sustainable Agriculture (Sustie), the Advocates for...

Biodynamic Mixer, 8 - 9:30pm

Interested in biodynamic agriculture? Come mingle with biodynamic farmers, gardeners, enthusiasts, and curious newcomers! This annual mixer is a...

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

Are you ready for some Afro-Samba-Funk? Time to start working on those moves because SambaDá is serving it HOT for EcoFarm this year! Known as “the...

Slow Food/CA Grain Campaign Mixer, 4 - 5:30pm

Join co-hosts Slow Food CA and the CA Grain Campaign to continue the conversation about re-localizing grain production. Learn how you can connect...

Town Hall with our Legislators, 12:15-1:15pm

We will ask Congressman Jimmy Panetta to address our movement's concerns, as an Organic Caucus' member, and get an update on California’s agriculture...

Sat, Jan 27, 2018

Saturday, Morning Yoga Stretches, 7-8am

Bring your stiff body to breath, bend, stretch and wake up the tight spots! We will practice creating greater mobility, flexibility and balance!...

Closing Circle, 1:15pm

Join us as we bring the conference to a close as a community. In the case of rain, meet in Merrill Hall.

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