Fri., Aug. 9, 7:30pm:
Atina Diffley is an organic farmer, consultant, activist, and author of the 2012 memoir, Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works. Her advocacy has addressed the pressures of suburban development, and she has been a leader in the struggle to stop the notorious polluters, Koch Industries from building an oil pipeline over her land and throughout the state of Minnesota.
Sat., Aug 10, 7:00pm:
Debate: Is Organic Certification Right for you?
Increasingly, young people are going into local farming without getting certified organic. Is "local" supplanting "organic"? Is this a good thing? Is there a special enduring value to organic certification? Has it strayed from its original goals? Two active certified farmers, and two uncertified farmers who use organic methods, will debate the question: "Is organic certification right for you?"
Pro: Atina Diffley & Ryan Voiland;
Con: Justine Denison & Mark Dunau; Moderator: Jack Kittredge
August 9-11, 2013
UMass, Amherst, MA
This is the one stop place for info about the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) Summer Conference, taking place August 9-11, 2013 at UMass Amherst in Massachusetts.
What's this conference about?
View a list of the 200+ workshops presented for 2013 on organic farming, gardening, land care, draft animals, homesteading, sustainability, nutrition, food politics, activism, and much, much more.
Every year, there are special workshops designed for kids and teens. An educational, fun opportunity for your children to bond with others from the Northeast while you attend workshops and events.
We have entertainment for the whole family: Music and dance, an old-fashioned Country Fair, farmer's market, games and fun. Modest registration, inexpensive dorm rooms, camping and delicious, wholesome organic meals.