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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
EcoFarm is committed to fostering new leadership in ecological agriculture through our Scholarship and Work Trade Programs. We especially welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds doing transformative work in underrepresented communities. Scholarships In an effort to deepen the EcoFarm Scholarship, we have expanded this year's offerings. More info/Apply for a Scholarship. Para solicitar en Español haga clic aquí . Applications will be accepted until November 7, 2016. Work Trade Work Trade is an opportunity to attend the EcoFarm Conference at a reduced rate by...Read more
EcoFarm announces an exciting opportunity to join our vibrant team as it's next Executive Director. We seek a skilled, dynamic and passionate individual to lead our organization in it's next phase of growth and development, by building upon our successes, deepening our programs, and broadening our networks of collaboration. See the full job description at and help us spread the word!Read more
Get FARMY at the annual Hoes Down Harvest Celebration , October 1-2 at Full Belly Farm in the beautiful Capay Valley. There's nothing quite like the Hoes Down Harvest Festival, coming up the first Saturday of October. Put those hoes down, AKA relax, rejuvenate, and celebrate this harvest season with two fun-filled days of events for ALL ages, and a truly special opportunity to connect with rural life. Don't miss this year's seminars (on Sunday): Bus Tour for Beginning Farmers, Baking with Local Grains, and Cheesemaking with Erik Patterson from Cowgirl Creamery, in...Read more
Looking to communicate with the growing ecological farming movement? Consider advertising with EcoFarm. New and exciting advertising opportunities await in this year's conference publications! Due dates are quickly approaching. For rates and details, contact .Read more
EcoFarm is cultivating diversity at the 37th annual EcoFarm Conference by reaching out to scholar candidates in underrepresented communities and deepening our scholarship offerings. Join us by funding new EcoFarm scholars who are making a difference in our food system: A scholarship helped young farmer James Nakahara attend the EcoFarm Conference. He is now the integrated crops and livestock manager at Pie Ranch in Pescadero, CA, an education center for students and aspiring farmers of diverse urban, suburban, and rural backgrounds. James found EcoFarm valuable...Read more
Santa Cruz CRAFT (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farming Training) is a free mentoring program for apprentices, beginning farmers, and the farm-curious. The first CRAFT event of the season will be this Sunday, August 21 at Live Earth Farm . EcoFarm is committed to providing mentorship opportunities for beginning farmers and is excited to help facilitate this farmer-led training program. Ask questions, see what experienced farmers do, and meet and network with others in the farming community! Seasoned farmers get the opportunity to collaborate with and foster the...Read more
The Ecological Farming Association is pleased to share the meaning of the theme “Cultivating Diversity” that was chosen for the 2017 EcoFarm Conference. While diversity is a fundamental feature of ecologically resilient farming, this year’s theme goes beyond the farm, speaking to human diversity. This year we honor the diversity of the many different ways to grow, tend, and care for our environment, as well as the unique and diverse individuals who do that work. EcoFarm wants to acknowledge the systemic racism and inequities in our socio-economic and political...Read more
Put your hoes down, learn, dance, and get farmy at the annual Hoes Down Harvest Celebration , Saturday and Sunday, October 1 - 2 at Full Belly Farm in beautiful Capay Valley! Two fun-filled days of events and seminars for all ages, and a truly special opportunity to connect with rural life. Don't miss this year's new seminars! Bus Tour for Beginning Farmers , Baking with Local Grains , and Cheesemaking with Erik Patterson from Cowgirl Creamery in addition to Small Scale Olive Oil Production , Raising Animals on Grass , Farm Fresh Floral Design , a Kids Camp and more!...Read more