2017 NOFA Summer Conference

When:
August 11, 2017 @ 8:00 am – August 13, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
2017-08-11T08:00:00-04:00
2017-08-13T20:00:00-04:00
Where:
Hampshire College
893 West St
Amherst
MA 01002
Contact:
NOFA Summer Conference

Original Facebook event here

Join people from across the Northeast and beyond for a three-day celebration of the grassroots organic movement. Here learning becomes a community action – with amazing farmers, presenters, seminars, workshops, food and fun.

Immerse yourself with like-minded practitioners and curious learners eager to share their inspiration and ideas for organic food, farming, health, activism, and beyond.

This year we’re excited to return to Hampshire College! With plenty of free parking, trees for shade, close accommodations and Hampshire’s commitment to local, organic food sourcing and sustainability, this year’s conference will provide the inclusive close knit community atmosphere upon which NOFA was founded. The NOFA community will take over the entire campus!

Please save the date and check back here or at www.nofasummerconference.org for details. Early-bird registration starts March 22nd!

2017 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Michael Phillips, Organic Orchardist and author of the 2017 book Mycorrhizal Planet, will inspire us with his ongoing work demonstrating holistic management practices and the importance of mycorrhizal networks that support biological life.

Dr. Don Huber, Professor Emeritus, Plant Pathology, Purdue University, will illuminate the effect GMO’s and the herbicide Glyphosate(main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup) has on biological systems at all levels, in soil, animals and humans alike.

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE
– Children’s Conference
– Friday night’s contra dance
– Saturday’s local dinner celebration
– On-site during tours at nearby farms
– Drumming session
– Exhibitors tent

AND… New this year!

– NOFA Vermont’s mobile pizza oven (Saturday)
– Country Fair showcasing farm and garden innovations!
– More surprises TBA!

And, of course, over 100 workshops on everything from soil health to food preservation to cooking and food activism. Something for anyone who eats! (Stay tuned for the full schedule in April)

Save the date, please share this event, and check back soon for updates!