Photo caption: Peter Van Dyke of Van Dyke Ranch teaching organic tree fruit pruning for an EcoFarm Bus Tour.
The mission of the Ecological Farming Association (EcoFarm) is to nurture safe, healthy, just, and ecologically sustainable farms, food systems, and communities by bringing people together for education, alliance building, advocacy, and celebration.
Ecological Farming Conference
For nearly four decades, EcoFarm’s flagship event has brought food system stakeholders together for education, networking and celebration. Featuring over 70 workshops, intensives, keynote speakers, an exhibitor marketplace, seed swap, live entertainment, mixers, and organic culinary fare. Workshops cover practical information on crop production, livestock, soil health, marketing techniques, farming issues, and cutting edge information to help farmers succeed. As the oldest and largest organic farming event in the West, EcoFarm is a prime networking and educational hub for farmers, ranchers, distributors, retailers, activists, researchers, and educators. To learn more visit www.eco-farm.org/conference
Join us at EcoFarm Field Days on farms and learn from leading farmers and ranchers making a real impact on our communities and the environment through their innovative business operations and diversity of services.
Dirt First Conversation Series
Connect year-round with farmers, ranchers, and others practitioners working to grow a healthy food system and world. Learn innovative ways to help your farms and communities thrive as we elevate the diverse voices of women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ persons who are leading the way towards a just and regenerative future.
Hoes Down Harvest Festival
For 30 years, the annual Hoes Down Harvest Festival has celebrated organic harvests and rural life, delighting all ages at Full Belly Farm in the Capay Valley. Mini-workshops, games, crafts, farm tours, live music, and organic food make Hoes Down an educational, fun-filled day for the entire family. This event benefits the Ecological Farming Association and a variety of sustainable agriculture and community organizations. To learn more visit www.hoesdown.org
Organic Stone Fruit Jubilee
This fun filled evening includes fruit tasting and sales of over 60 varieties of peaches, plums, pluots, nectarines and apricots. Enjoy live entertainment, Farm Tours, Kids Craft corner, Jam Making, Japanese Tea Ceremony, Flower arranging and stone fruit recipe contest for stone fruit drinks, artisan treats and pies. To learn more visit www.fruitjubilee.org