Growing Power's National-International Urban & Small Farms Conference 2014
Growing Power is proud to announce another inspiring conference with workshops that will focus on the 2014 theme "Building a Fair Food Economy to Grow Healthy People". This conference will showcase the best practices and principles in sustainable agriculture and the innovations underway that will grow a healthier tomorrow. Conference workshops will be innovative and multidisciplinary facilitated by growers who are currently operating urban and small farms, as well as those who are working in areas that support this emerging area of agriculture and local economic development. These workshops are intended to enhance the skills and broaden the perspective of participants.
This year's workshops will showcase the best and brightest in the following subject areas:
Urban Aquaculture- Food from Freshwater
Urban Farming- Non Stop City Crops
Youth- Farmers of Tomorrow
Government- Local, State National
Education- Food in Action
Fundraising- Relationships Matter
Universities- Broadening Community Partnerships
Medical- Food, Nutrition & Healthcare
Food and Technology- From Apps to Apples
Food Policy- From the Ground Up
Growing Food and Justice for All Initative(GFJI)- Dismantling Racism in the Food System
International- Food and Farming Around the World
Food, Land and Architecture- Connecting the Built and Natural Environments
Policy Plenary- Federal, state, and local policy that support agricultural policy to grow 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 Bazaar- Craft and Technology Skill Share
Chef Gala- A Night to Celebrate the Good Food Revolution, showcasing the best regional produce and prepared by fantastic chef luminaries from the Midwest.
Milwaukee Field Trips- Come and see why Milwaukee is the Urban Agriculture Capital of the World!
The Growing Food and Justice for All Initiative (GFJI) will be holding its seventh annual Gathering concurrently with the conference and will be facilitating networking sessions and cultural events throughout the conference.
Nov. 7th - Nov. 9th, 2014
Evening of November 7: A Conversation with Michael Pollan and Will Allen. This is a once in a lifetime event that will feature an in-depth and candid conversation about the current state of our food system and what the future holds.
For tickets for the Michael Pollan/Will Allen event, please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/783031
PLEASE NOTE: The Will Allen/Michael Pollan Conversation is a separate ticketed event and is not included in your registration fee.
Please go to our website, or sign-up on our email list for updates.
Early bird registration
Full Conference (Nov. 7-9th 2014) through Sept. 22nd 2014 - $275, after Sept. 22nd the price is $350.
Special pricing for students : Early Bird $175 through Sept. 22nd, after Sept. 22nd $200
Location : Potawatomi Bingo Casino, Hotel and Conference Center
Potawatomi Bingo Casino, Hotel and Conference Center (View)
1721 W Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
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