NOFA-VT Winter Conference
For over 1,500 organic producers and consumers, it is time to gather inspiration for the new growing season at the 32nd annual Winter Conference for the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT), held this year on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, February 15 to 17, at the University of Vermont in Burlington.
Michael Rozyne, co-founder of Equal Exchange and Red Tomato, is Saturday’s keynote speaker. His speech will focus on broadening the organic movement by creating partnerships and alliances outside of the organic world to ensure access to quality, nutritious food.
Sunday’s FarmsTED speakers are Dorn Cox of Tuckaway Farm, founder of Farm Hack; Chris Dutton, Agricultural Programs Director at Vermont Technical College; and Helen Whybrow of Knoll Farm, who recently produced the film ‘Organic Matter.’ Talks will be moderated by Darlene Wolinik, researcher and analyst of community food systems.
Over 60 workshops will be available, to cover everything from soil health to grazing and pasture management; mushroom foraging to farm to school management. Four day-long Monday intensives will cover such diverse topics as beef butchering, medicinal herbs, nutrient-dense soil and farm resilience in a changing climate. For a full list of workshop descriptions, more details, and to register for the conference, visit nofavt.org/conference. Register by February 4 to save over walk-in rates.