by Rachel Firak
In January, I was lucky enough to attend the annual Winter Conference of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY). This year’s theme was a nod to that all-around health- and equity-promoting principle: “Diggin’ Diversity.” Fittingly, presenters took this theme in several different directions, speaking on the necessity of diversification of crops and animals, schools of farming, and, most importantly, people.
Rachel Firak serves as the Program Assistant for the Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming. She can be reached at email@example.com.