Monday, January 16, 2012

Don't miss Nevada County's Sustainable Food & Farm Conference on Jan. 21 - 22

Nevada County's 2nd Annual Sustainable Food & Farm Conference is a two day event that includes lectures, workshops, and an exposition focused on a sustainable local food system. This year will feature a full day of internationally renewed speakers, and, a full day of farmer focused workshops.

The two day event starts Saturday, January 21st from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Hall with the speakers presenting "Keynotes on Sustainability" and the exposition booths including local retailers, organizations and farmers.

The second day, Sunday, January 22nd from 9:30 am - 4:00 pm at the Grass Valley Holiday Inn Express, will feature farmer focused workshops on a wide variety of subjects, including; getting started in farming, working with county agriculture resources, predator control, bringing produce to market, livestock fodder solutions, farm solar power, fencing, AG loans (presented by FarmLink!), and more.

This years speakers are Joel Salatin, Nicolette Hahn Niman, Michael Ableman and Patrick Holden. Each speaker brings a unique perspective to the event, covering farming, ranching, community organizing and the past, present and future of our food system.

Tickets are just $30 - $40, based on seating, for both days. All the details of the event are online at