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What is the picture of ecological farming today? Where did we begin and where are we headed? Hear from some of our pioneers in sustainable agriculture, the founders of the EcoFarm Conference!Read more
EcoFarm Pre-Conference Intensives - Don't miss out! Entrepreneurial Two-Day Intensive: Sustainable Business Skills for Sustainable Agriculture Join the Farmers Guild along with educators and local farm experts for a two-day series of workshops to prepare new and aspiring entrepreneurs aiming to make an honest living growing our food. Tues & Wed, 1/24/17 & 1/25/17 Bus Tour 2017 Kicks Off EcoFarm Conference: Organic Farming in the Salinas Valley This all-day field trip will visit 3 organic farms and a composting project in the Salinas Valley. Wed, 1/25/17...Read more
Come One, Come All, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Ecofarm Seed Swap & Exchange , one of the most beloved and popular events of the EcoFarm Conference on January 26, 2017, 8:30pm - 10:30pm. Hosted by the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, this evening beckons you to immerse yourself in the magical, mystical world of seeds. Join in the ages-old tradition of harvesting the bounty of seeds, and bring those you’ve saved yourself to share in a frenzy of excitement and delight. You’ll no doubt take home some other treasures offered by dozens of fellow farmers...Read more
There are still a few openings in the Exhibitor Marketplace where you can showcase your business or organization at the 37th annual EcoFarm Conference. Connect with over 1,800 attendees and 60+ exhibitors working to support organic and ecological farmers. Mingle, shop, and learn about the latest products and services in the agricultural industry. The Exhibitor Marketplace also features the annual Artisanal Beer & Cheese Tasting , and Book Signings by writers Paul Stamets , Kate Frey , Robert Kourik , and Jerome Osentowski in addition to other luminary authors...Read more
There is still time to send a scholar to the 37th annual EcoFarm Conference , 'Cultivating Diversity", with your year-end donation to the EcoFarm Scholarship Fund! Farmer Mai, a 2016 EcoFarm Scholarship recipient, found the EcoFarm Conference a valuable way for farmers to come together and achieve their common goals. Mai specializes in growing heirloom grains and ethnic crops using organic, drought-tolerant, and soil-enriching methods in Lake County, California. Her transformative work includes providing disaster relief for a refugee camp in Thailand, operating one of...Read more
You can now register online for the 37th annual EcoFarm Conference! Register by Dec 4th and save. Explore the conference schedule The 37th EcoFarm Conference will engage you in some of the most cutting edge topics. Featuring nearly 70 workshops, 4 pre-conference events, an exhibitor marketplace, annual seed swap, live entertainment, mixers, and delicious organic meals, EcoFarm will inspire and frame our shared mission to grow and shape a healthy, safe, and just food and farming system. EcoFarm...where producers, retailers, distributors, and...Read more
With January around the corner, we need your help now to secure attendance for at least 80 deserving scholars at the 37th annual EcoFarm Conference! Elspeth Tozier was a 2016 EcoFarm Scholarship recipient. W orking toward a healthier food culture for her community and through her farm, Elspeth helped implement a local food hub, Surprise Valley Grown, which has brought local veggies into school lunches and restaurants in Modoc County, California. She is also active in making herbal medicine from locally grown and wild harvested herbs. Elspeth especially values the...Read more
Have you noticed that it is now easier than ever to search and post jobs through EcoFarm ? Jobs are now posted directly on the EcoFarm website, where folks can view and search for opportunities that fit specific skills, interests, and locations. Jobs can be viewed at any more digging through old emails to find what you're looking for. EcoFarm still sends the latest jobs in a weekly email to those subscribed to our Sustainable Ag Jobs mailing list. We hope you're as excited as we are about this simple, convenient way to connect and find the people you're...Read more
We know EcoFarmers are a creative bunch – therefore we invite YOU to showcase your artwork at our first ever pop-up art show! Share your left brain with fellow conference attendees in a supportive communal space. Let’s cultivate diversity by opening our minds to various styles, mediums and expressions of art. We want to see what inspires you, what ignites you! To participate, apply h ere by Sunday, December 4, 2016.Read more
EcoFarm is pleased to announce the 37th annual EcoFarm Conference keynote speakers: Rowen White, Matthew Dillon, Malik Kenyatta Yakini, and Paul Stamets. Please help us welcome them to the stage this January 25 - 28, 2017! Rowen White & Matthew Dillon - Wednesday Opening Plenary Rowen White is a seed saver, farmer, educator, and author from the Mohawk community of Akwesasne and curates an extensive collection of rare northeast native seeds. Rowen has had a long standing relationship with Seed Savers Exchange (SSE) and educates the public on the importance of...Read more