2014 Urban & Small Farms Conference: "Building a Fair Food Economy to Grow Healthy People"
NOVEMBER 7-9, 2014 at Potawatomi Bingo Casino Hotel in Milwaukee, WIWe are excited, for the third year, to be organizing a conference unlike any other: focused on urban and small farms. Presenters and attendees come from all over the country and even the world, to share ideas and inspire others to find ways to create sustainable jobs in their communities and help people live healthier lives.
AN EXCLUSIVE CONFERENCE SPECIAL EVENT:
"A Conversation with Michael Pollan and Will Allen"
November 7th, at Potawatomi Bingo Casino Hotel
Michael Pollan is a 4-time New York Times Bestselling author, James Beard Award winner for best food writing, a 2009 Newsweek "New Thought Leader" and one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2010. Will Allen is our Farmer, Founder and CEO, a "Genius Grant" winner from the MacArthur Foundation, and was also named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2010. They will be on stage for a very special night, the event will be moderated by Jean Feraca of Wisconsin Public Radio.
TICKETS FOR THIS SPECIAL EVENT WILL BE SOLD SEPARATELY FROM CONFERENCE REGISTRATION, SO THE COST IS **NOT** INCLUDED IN CONFERENCE REGISTRATION. But it also means the General Public is welcome to attend. Tickets will go on sale for this special event sometime this summer- STAY TUNED!!!
This year's Conference workshops will include these areas:
Urban Aquculture, Urban Farming, Youth, Government, Education, Fundraising, Universities, Medical, Food and Technology, Food Policy, Growing Food and Justice for All Initiative (GFJI), International (Food and Farming Around the World), Food, Land and Architecture.
Plenary topics will include:
Policy Plenary: Federal, State and local policy that supports agriculture needed to grown and sustain healthy communities
Growing Food and Justice for All Initiative's Plenary: Food Culture Spirit: Intersection of Faith, Food and Justice
Youth Plenary: The Future of the Movement, From Farming to Advocacy
Networking and Cultural Activities:
GFJI Film Festival, Makers Craft Bazaar, Milwaukee Field Trips, and a Chef's Gala showcasing the best regional produce prepared by chefs from all over the Midwest!
CLICK HERE to register for the 2014 National-International Urban and Small Farms Conference!!!
Growing Power Trainings and Workshops:
From the Ground Up! Workshops and our new Aquaponics Workshops are intensive, hands-on trainings offering diverse groups the opportunity to learn, plan, develop, operate, and sustain community food projects. Project participants leave the workshop with improved skills that they can take back into their communities and pass on to others. These workshops are for both rural and urban projects.
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