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Now collecting workshop and speaker suggestions for EcoFarm 2018 Got a brilliant workshop idea? A hot topic of farmer interest? Share your suggestions via our online form by Thursday, June 15, 2017 for consideration in the planning of the 38th annual EcoFarm Conference. Please share this announcement with your networks! Photo credit: Trav Williams, Broken Banjo Photography See recent conference workshopsRead more
The Central Valley's most delicious event! This fruit-filled evening features tasting and sales of 60+ varieties of peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots, and pluots direct from organic growers! Also enjoy fresh fruit pies, farm tours, presentations, japanese Tea Ceremony, kids craft corner, live music, and local food vendors. Saturday, June 24, 5:00pm-8:30pm Location Mokichi Okada Association's Oasis Garden 5790 N, Indianola Ave, Clovis, CA 93619. Adult Admission $5, Children under 12 Free. Official site photo credit: Fresno Bee Presentations by:...Read more
Watch the session featuring pioneer farmers/researchers/activists from EcoFarm 2017 - Will Allen & Bill Olkowski Bill Olkowski has more than 60 years experience in the practical application of biological control and Integrated Pest Management. He was a scientist at the UC Division of Biological Control, started the first recycling center in the U.S., co-founded the Integral Urban House, wrote numerous books including The Integral Urban House and Common Sense Pest Control, co-founded the Bio Integral Resource Center (BIRC) and the Farallones Institute, and was IPM...Read more
This event has been postponed. But the Cinco de Mayo Festival in Capay Valley with Farm Fresh To You & Capay Organic is on, May 6th! With camping! Check it out .Read more
EcoFarm Workshop Recordings available for streaming or downloading! EcoFarm's audio recordings are a treasure trove of education, enabling you to audibly attend EcoFarm all year long! $70 – Listen to 60+ workshop recordings from EcoFarm 2017 plus 50+ recordings from EcoFarm 2016. Browse the list of available recordings Note: If you pre-purchased the 2017 EcoFarm Recordings you should have already received an email with download instructions. Or you can log in to the audio library here .Read more
This year's keynote speakers were absolute luminaries, each with unique offerings of knowledge and insight to help us move forward in our work to grow a healthy, sustainable world. If you couldn't attend EcoFarm 2017, you can now watch and learn from Rowen White, Matthew Dillon, Malik Yakini, Paul Stamets, and this year's crop of Successful Organic Farmers, on video. For more videos visit EcoFarm's YouTube channelRead more
The annual Awards Ceremony is a special feature of the EcoFarm Conference. This year the Advocate of Social Justice Award or "Justie," was awarded to Rosalinda Guillen. T he Steward of Sustainable Agriculture Award, also known as the “Sustie," was awarded to Rich and Evelyne Rominger, Harriet Behar, and the Dick Peixoto Family. Rosalinda Guillen Bellingham, WA Photo credit: Anne Hamersky Media Rosalinda Guillen is a Mexican-American born in Texas, raised for a time in Mexico, who now lives in the state of Washington and works internationally to obtain opportunities...Read more
Raise your commemorative glass and join us at an EcoFarm classic! Savor the tastes of organic wines and ciders from a variety of notable producers. Take the time to sip the best, network with your industry companions and make new wine and cider-loving friends! Thursday, Jan 26 5:00-7:00pm Merrill Hall $25 Early Bird/ $30 at conference Featuring: Frog's Leap Winery Raymond Vineyards & DeLoach Estate Grgich Hills Estate La Rocca Vineyards Chance Creek Vineyards Preston of Dry Creek Heller Estate Vineyards Tilted Shed Deerfield Ranch Robert Sinskey Vineyards Frey...Read more
This year's conference menu is inspired by cuisine that spans the globe - integrating some very traditional foods in honor of our conference theme, Cultivating Diversity. Each meal is designed by Asilomar’s new executive chef Greg Lepesh, in partnership with EcoFarm's food procurement coordinator Codi Hale, and made up almost entirely of organic ingredients donated by our community of sponsors, donors, and growers. Join us! Meal tickets may be be purchased at onsite registration at Surf & Sand, Asilomar Conference Grounds, if they have not yet sold out. Wednesday...Read more
Selected EcoFarm workshops have been approved for Continuing Education credits (CEUs) for Pest Control Advisors and Crop Advisors. Check out the listing of eligible workshops! To receive your credit, make sure to check in with the workshop moderator before and after the session to fill out the necessary paperwork. A master list detailing credit types and amount of credit units per workshop will be available at Registration in Surf & Sand. Workshops approved for
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by the Department for Pesticide Regulations (DPR) Thursday, Session A...Read more