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longhouse food revival 2014!

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This annual gathering is the Woodstock of food—an intense, weekend symposium designed to raise the bar on how food stories are told and to connect generations of food-inspired artists, writers, web producers, documentary filmmakers, and broadcasters. Every year, LongHouse focuses on a single story to create a multi-media Pop-Up Food Magazine that allows participants to experience state-of-the-art food stories in short, documentary films, live interviews, photography, music, radio broadcast, spoken word, fine art, web-based mapping, and hands-on cooking.

LongHouse 2014 delves into the intersection of culture and agriculture in the American Midwest with a series of unexpected stories, presentations, and performances. To learn more about this event, CLICK HERE!


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land for food

For any young farmers with the ability to travel, this would be a great experience. unnamed

As part of its biennial conferences, IUFN is happy to invite you to a new international workshop, LAND FOR FOOD. It will address a central question : How can we reconcile land use policies with local food policies? 

Held over two days in the heart of Paris, the LAND FOR FOOD provisional program is build on interaction. It will start with an Open forum the will invite participants to deconstruct some commonly held beliefs and to discuss together ‘Land for food by 2050’ foresight scenarios designed with our partners. On the second day, you are invited to take part in multi-disciplinary co-design workshops, resolutely oriented towards practical innovation around  arable land preservation, rural-urban linkages or urban farming potential as well as policy tools such as food flow analysis or food sensitive planning.

JOIN other local authorities, local decision-makers, and international researchers for this unique occasion to design together the future of local food policies for urban regions.


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spring conference: central arkansas new agrarian society

April 26th, 2014, Little Rock, AR

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The Central Arkansas New Agrarian Society (CANAS) is hosting a day-long series of workshops devoted to backyard gardening, food security, skill sharing, and community food culture.  Participants in this first conference will learn to plan, grow, source, and use the freshest food and products in Central Arkansas. Join us and become a part of Little Rock’s growing DIY food community.

Advanced registration is strongly encouraged to guarantee space.

Conference opens at 8:30 AM. Closing at 4:15 PM.

Scholarships are available! Please send inquires to canasconference@gmail.com


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mark your calendars: american farmland trust national conference

 

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October 20-22, 2014

Lexington, Kentucky

The Farmland, Food and Livable Communities conference will bring together leading experts from around the country for the first nationwide conference focused on farming, land use and food policy. It will showcase and encourage best practices and inspire efforts to protect farmland, support the next generation of farmers, encourage job creation and create opportunities in local and regional food systems.

“This is the first time a national conference will bring together these diverse interests to comprehensively address the 21st Century challenges of agriculture,” said Andrew McElwaine, President and CEO of American Farmland Trust. “The conference will encourage greater understanding and collaboration to support agricultural viability and vibrant community food systems.”

Sign up HERE for more information on registration, the agenda, and other details.

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