Sap Bush Hollow Farm
Blending story telling, farm humor, and an uncanny knack for stirring up trouble, Shannon examines the history of consumerism in America, how it played out in the household, the effects it has had on our food system and culture, and how we can recover our households, our communities, our ecosystem and our country. Like much of her work, this talk is characteristically controversial, and is likely to stir up debate as well as inspire action, even among those who disagree.
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Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 11:45pm
Fifty Years Since Silent Spring - Thirty Years of Organizing for a World Free of Toxic Pesticides
For more than three decades, Jay Feldman has been hammering away at the likes of Monsanto, Scotts Miracle-Gro, Dow, Dupont, Bayer, Syngenta and pesticides industry lobby groups such as the misleadingly named RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment).
Feldman cofounded the advocacy organization Beyond Pesticides and has been its director since 1981. Like MOFGA, Feldman seeks a transition to a world free of toxic pesticides. Under his leadership, Beyond Pesticides maintains a... Read More →
Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Farming, Family, and Community
Sarah Smith and her husband, Garin, own and operate GrasslandOrganic Farm in Skowhegan, where they milk 40 cows and raise 4 acres of mixed vegetables, organic beef, pastured broiler chickens, laying hens and pigs. They offer seasonal CSA shares, and Sarah attends four farmers' markets year round while also raising their three children, Cedar (6), Reed (3) and Charlotte (9 months). Additionally, Sarah manages a multi-farm CSA in Skowhegan called The Pickup, which supports 40 food producers... Read More →
Sunday September 23, 2012 11:00am - 11:45am
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