Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont Winter Conference
Sat., Feb. 18, 8 a.m., Sun., Feb. 19, 8:30 a.m. and Mon., Feb. 20, 8:30 a.m. 2017
$30-85; additional cost for lunch.
For its 35th annual winter conference, the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont is taking a global perspective. Farmers, gardeners and local food enthusiasts converge for three days of learning rooted in the theme “Beyond Borders: Our Role in the Global Food Movement.” Participants roll up their sleeves for more than 100 workshops on topics such as indigenous agriculture in the Northeast and adapting to drought, an exhibitors’ fair, an organic seed swap, and a community art project. Future food producers get in on the farm-fresh fun at the Children’s Conference, featuring hands-on activities, yoga and outdoor play. Keynote speakers include seed sovereignty advocate Vandana Shiva and Cuban agronomist and farmer Fernando Funes Monzote (pictured).