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nesawg 2015 conference

logoNESAWG 2015 Conference: Putting MOVE in the Movement

Civil rights, labor, women’s rights—the movements that transformed our world can give us insight on ways to accelerate food systems change.  What can we learn from leaders past and present?  How can we better organize our work, our networks, our message, our media? At this year’s NESAWG conference (Nov 13-14), learn and strategize with hundreds of attendees—from farmers to researchers to policymakers—as we work to build a movement and realize the change we want to see.

Shirley Sherrod, a longtime civil rights activist and advocate for family farms and food justice, will deliver the keynote speech, addressing the conference theme: Putting Move in the Movement. Check out the conference website for more info, and hope to see you there!

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north carolina cooperators gathering may 22-23


The Northern Carolina Cooperators are gathering THIS WEEKEND as part of the Southern Grassroots Economies Project for socializing, networking, and workshopping.

Their website described the event: “The North Carolina Cooperators Gathering is an opportunity for social justice activists and those interested in growing cooperative businesses and economies in North Carolina to gather, learn more about cooperatives and network with like-minded people across the state.”

The conference is an extremely affordable $25 and open to all. Here’s a little peak at the agenda:

Friday, May 22nd
6:30pm Dinner (for those who are interested)
7:30pm Social Activity
8:00pm – 10:00pm Bonfire

Saturday, May 23rd
8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Opening/Welcome/Introductions (3-minute synopsis of projects)
10:00am Cooperatives and Social Justice Discussion
11:30am Early Lunch
12:30pm Afternoon Workshops
3:30pm Closing
4:00pm Adjourn

Email Tyler at for more information!

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those in the chesapeake bay watershed: check out this conference!


FHCASA Conference Half-Page AdJanuary 15-17, East Hyattsville MD

Future Harvest CASA’s upcoming “Cultivate the Chesapeake Foodshed” conference will be the biggest to date — 3 full days!  It starts with a full day of pre-conference, hands-on workshops for farmers and food lovers alike, with workshops on everything from food photography to grafting apple trees (led by Greenhorn Eliza Greenman).

Then, the conference starts: we have an inspiring line-up of keynote and featured speakers, 7 different tracks offering 42 sessions, plus breakouts for networking and talking shop. Read more HERE!


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