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Special Events

Conference Year: 2019

Wed, Jan 23, 2019

Opening Night Art Show: The Food Change, 9:00-11:00pm

Enjoy a bold new photo exhibit showcasing food and farming innovators, produced by CUESA (the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable...

Thu, Jan 24, 2019

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

An easy walk through the lower Conference grounds to discover how the different bird species at Asilomar utilize their respective habitats. Topics...

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...

Bio-Char Demo, 2:00 - 5:00pm

Interested in Bio-char? Join for a demonstration of a clean burning, simple, and portable means of producing biochar (charcoal for soil) on-farm from...

Mentor Match Speed-Dating, 3:30 - 5:00pm

Looking to connect with a potential mentor or interested to pay it forward to newer farmers? Join for a "speed dating" session to meet some potential...

Seed Stakeholders Meeting, 1:00 - 2:30pm

Come connect with other seed stakeholders and learn how you can engage in expanding organic seed availability, quality, and integrity for California...

Wine & Cider Tasting, 5:00 - 7:00pm

Bacchus invites you to our Wine & cider Tasting, an esteemed EcoFarm tradition. Join us as world class organic vintners and cider producers pour...

But What has the OTA Done for Me Lately? 5:30 - 7:00pm

Ever wonder exactly what the Organic Trade Association does, or how its efforts benefit you? Or maybe you one of those of the opinion that the OTA’s...

Beginning & Intergenerational Farmer and Rancher Mixer, 6:30 - 10:00pm

We invite emerging farmers/rancher to get to know us and to meet other beginners as well as EcoFarm elders who have opportunities to offer new...

CalCAN 10th Anniversary Reception, 7:00 - 9:30pm

Over the past decade, the California Climate and Agriculture Network coalition and many partners have elevated the unique role that organic and...

Seed & Scion Swap, 8:30 - 10:00pm

Immerse yourself in the magical world of seeds and expand the biodiversity of your farm or garden! Bring labeled scion wood, cuttings or seeds if you...

EcoFarm Film Series: Evolution of Organic, Sharecrop, Forgotten Farms

12:15pm-Evolution of Organic; 5:30pm-Sharecrop; 7:00pm-Forgotten Farms.

Seven Pointed Star Awakening, 7:00 am - 8:00 am

Join Kalita Todd for this movement meditation that offers balance and harmony to oneself, community, and the planet. We open to Universal Life Force...

Yoga, 8:00am - 9:00am

Begin your day with stretches for your shoulders, hips, legs and body - You will feel better to relax and enjoy the conference. Self Care is Our Best...

COPAC Meeting, 12:30pm - 3:15pm

Join us for the California Organic Products Advisory Committee meeting.

Faith & Farming Discussion, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Join this inclusive exploration of the past and present ‘common-roots’ linking faith and farming as we progress into a discussion of the many...

Talk and roundtable discussion—"Farming for the Long Haul," 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Over the next decades we will be farming through the end of the world as we have known it—the world that virtually every institution in our society...

Fri, Jan 25, 2019

Beer & Cheese Tasting, 12:00 - 2:00pm

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...

Women in Food & Ag Mixer, 5:00 - 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...

Recepción para Hispanohablantes - Spanish Language Mixer, 5:30-6:30pm

Después del Taller de Idioma Español, se invita a los hispanohablantes a que se reúnan, convivan y disfruten de botanas, refrescos y música. Esta...

EcoFarm Awards Banquet & Ceremony, 6:45 - 8:30pm

The Ecological Farming Association will present the Steward of Sustainable Agriculture Awards (Susties), the Advocates for Social Justice in...

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, 9:00 - 11:30pm

Join us on this final evening at EcoFarm 2019 for a rousing dance party with San Francisco's Rupa & the April Fishes, and gather your friends for...

EcoFarm Film Series: Break from the Heard, Adiós Amor, Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective

12:15pm-Break from the Heard; 5:30pm-Adiós Amor, the Search for Maria Moreno; 7:00pm-Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective.

Yoga, 8:00 - 9:00am

Begin your day with stretches for your shoulders, hips, legs and body - You will feel better to relax and enjoy the conference. Self Care is Our Best...

Slow Food Mixer, 5:00 - 6:30pm

Join host Slow Food CA as they kick off their new project to bring the One Seed One Community program statewide, connecting gardeners and farmers...

Poetry Reading by Aideed Medina & Poetry Open Mic, 5:15 - 6:15pm

Aideed Medina is a poet and spoken word artist originally from Salinas and currently based in Fresno, Ca. Her work is created to honor the land and...

Celebrating Benefits of Organic, Invite Only, 5:00 - 6:30pm

Enjoy organic food and drink in celebration of CCOF’s new report, "Benefits of an Organic California." Pick up a copy of the report and learn about...

¡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...

Growing with Tend, 1:30 pm-3:00 pm

Join Tend & Jean-Martin Fortier to learn how Tend will streamline your farm operations. We'll demonstrate how Tend's powerful features are giving...

Permaculture Meetup, 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Come one come all! Open meetup to socialize with people interested in permaculture, systems change, regenerative agriculture, landscaping, gardening...

Sat, Jan 26, 2019

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.

Yoga, 8:00am - 9:00am

Begin your day with stretches for your shoulders, hips, legs and body - You will feel better to relax and enjoy the conference. Self Care is Our Best...

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