FARM TO PLATE CONFERENCE 2017
The Farm to Plate Conference was a 3-day event meant to create, educate and celebrate a sustainable and just local food system. The event took place in Ithaca, NY, and it was free to all participants thanks in large part to the generous in-kind support of many organizations, grantors and sponsors (see below). Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming teamed up with Roots Rising Farm, Cornell, and several community partners to represent various sectors and topics within the food system. The event featured keynotes from Raj Patel, Karen Washington, Malik Yakini and other speakers, hand-on workshops, paper presentations, local food, and a resource fairs.
Donors & sponsors
We are grateful to the following organizations for their support in making the Farm to Plate Conference happen.
In 2017, we hosted twelve workshops on technical sustainable farming skills, farm business topics, food justice knowledge. Some highlights include Bees in the Trees, using woody plants to attract pollinators to your farm; Brand Identity and Narrative Development, marketing your farm business; Grafting & Pruning, caring for strong healthy fruit trees; Undoing Racism, developing common language around injustice in the food system led by the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond; Celebrating Common Ground: Discovering Weeds, Soil Health, and Diversity, soils class in partnership with NOFA-NY taught simultaneously in 5 languages.