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Special Events

Conference Year: 2020

Wed, Jan 22, 2020

Opening Night Art Show | Who We Are: Farmers in their Own Image & Sponsor Reception, 9:00-11:00pm

Enjoy a new exhibit showcasing self portraits of farmers, curated by Alan Haight of Riverhill Farm. And join the EcoFarm Board of Directors at 10pm...

Thu, Jan 23, 2020

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

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

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

Join Asilomar Environmental Resources Staff Person, Amanda Peece, for an easy and informative walk through the lower Conference grounds to discover...

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...

COPAC Meeting, 12:30-3:15pm

Join us for the California Organic Products Advisory Committee meeting.

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

Join us as world class organic vintners and cider producers pour spirits in your personal EcoFarm tasting glass. Pair your wine samples with some...

OGC Produce Party, 7:30-10:00pm

Join us for the 11th annual Organic Produce Mixer, brought to you by dedicated produce wholesalers. Sponsored by OGC and other organic produce...

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

We invite new and seasoned farmers and ranchers alike to come meet and mingle. Learn about opportunities for land, mentorship, employment, and other...

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...

Reducing Risk Listening Session: Identifying Top Research Priorities, 1:15-2:45pm

OFRF’s recent publication, Reducing Risk Through Best Soil Health Management Practices in Organic Crop Production, offers practical, research-based...

Citrus Greening Listening Session: Developing an organic solution to HLB, 2:00-3:00pm

This discussion-group will address challenges associated with growing organic citrus in the face of citrus greening. Information from this listening...

Yoga to Release Upper Back Tension, 8:00-9:00am

Make time for yourself to bring back balance your whole body with a focus on the upper back. Learn to counteract the effects of daily life (like...

The Farmer Down Under: Aussie Vision and Design Perspective, 6:00-7:00pm

Come hear about our twenty-year Aussie journey and ecological techniques for small-scale food production. Our farming ethics are derived from our...

Julie Guthman "Wilted" Book Reading, 3:00-5:00pm

"Wilted" tells how the use of chemical fumigants to manage soil-borne pathogens reverberated throughout the rest of the strawberry production system...

Poems of Earth and Spirit: Locally Wildcrafted Poetry, 2:00-3:00pm

Come enjoy a peaceful, nourishing flow of poetry that honors and celebrates our kinship with all life. These intimate, original poems are co-created...

Film Screening: The Pollinators,12:30-2pm

THE POLLINATORS (1h 32min, 2019) 12:30-2pm This brand new film tells the story of the massive bee die off from the perspective of commercial...

Film Screening: Dreaming of a Vetter World, 5:15-6:30pm

DREAMING OF A VETTER WORLD (1h 17m, 2018) 5:15-6:30pm Dreaming of a Vetter World tells the story of a leading farming family’s fight for organic in...

Film Screening: Beneficial Bird Stories From the Field - Short Clips, 6:45-7:00pm

BENEFICIAL BIRD STORIES FROM THE FIELD - SHORT CLIPS 6:45-7:00pm (15 minutes, 2019) Three inspiring stories about innovative growers and the...

Film Screening: The Last Harvest, 7:30-8:30pm

THE LAST HARVEST & Discussion 7:30-8:30pm (22 minutes, 2019) The Last Harvest offers a rare glimpse into the experiences of three family growers...

Fri, Jan 24, 2020

Yoga Relief for Neck and Shoulders, 8:00-9:00am

Join us for movements and stretches for the whole body with a focus on freeing up tight muscles in the neck and shoulders. Practice connecting to the...

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...

Yoga for a Healthy Back, 12:15 - 1:15pm

Do you have sporadic back pain or soreness? Many back injuries are preventable and the pain can be alleviated using simple yoga techniques. This...

Women/Womxn 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...

Evento Social Para Agricultores Hispanohablantes, 5:30-6:30pm

Reúnase con agricultores hispanohablantes, compradores prominentes de frutas y hortalizas, y con proveedores de servicios. Se ofrecerán aperitivos y...

Regenerative Organic Alliance, 5:45-7:15pm

Join us for a festive gathering, where we will share updates on the successes of Regenerative Organic Certified while we sip on Long Root Ale and Wit...

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

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

Permaculture Meetup, 8:00-9:30pm

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

EcoFarm Dance, 9:00pm-12:00am

Join us on this final evening at EcoFarm 2020 for a rousing dance party with Painted Mandolin, an eclectic band whose music has fused elements of...

RegenerAsians: Asian-Americans Reconnecting With Agricultural Heritage, 12:15-1:15pm

Come meet fellow AAPI attendees to continue conversation about how our agricultural legacy and how to work in solidarity with BIPOC land justice...

Film Screening: The Seeds of Vandana Shiva, 5:30-7:00pm

THE SEEDS OF VANDANA SHIVA 5:30-7:00pm You are invited to a special test screening of The Seeds of Vandana Shiva, a feature length documentary that...

Film Screening: The Biggest Little Farm, 7:30-9:00pm

THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM (1 hr 32 min, 2018) 7:30-9:00pm The Biggest Little Farm chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they...

Sat, Jan 25, 2020

Yoga for Hips and Hamstrings, 8:00-9:00am

Come to improve your range of motion and circulation in the hips and hamstrings. When the hips and hamstrings are tight they increase an unhealthy...

Closing Circle at the Beach, 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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Thank you to our EcoFarm 2020 sponsors!