Today, Tuesday, December 3, 2013, we are proud to be part of a call to action that will change the calendar and help make history. We invite you to join us in celebrating a day dedicated to giving — when charities, families, businesses, community centers, students, retailers and more will all come together for #GivingTuesday – a movement to celebrate giving, and encourage more, better and smarter giving during the Holiday Season.
Join the #GivingTuesday movement with a gift to Sierra Harvest that will reach over 4000 children in our community with farm fresh education. You’ll be receiving an annual report and formal appeal from us soon, but if you want to give us a boost, join the crowd and give early on Dec 3rd.
Sierra Harvest invites you to attend the Nevada County Sustainable Food and Farm Conference, on January 18th & 19th at the Grass Valley Veterans Hall and next door at Grass Valley Charter School. The conference is designed to educate, inspire, and connect our local farming community. Now in its fourth year, the conference brings together a diverse array of local and regional experts for a weekend full of informative lectures, a food and farming exposition, and workshops for both serious farmers and home-scale gardeners and ranchers.
The Food and Farm Conference celebrates the successes of the local and sustainable food movement in Nevada and Placer Counties, and showcases cutting-edge innovations and best practices that will help take our region to the next level of leadership in ecologically based agriculture.
Featured speakers this year include:
Wes Jackson, Founder of The Land Institute & Member of World Future Council
Elaine Ingham, Founder of Soil FoodWeb
Amigo Bob Cantisano, President of Organic Ag Advisors and a Nevada County farmer Holistic Management Educator and Permaculture Researcher Owen Hablutzel
Attendees are invited to visit booths of the event sponsors and vendors, and participate in over 30 different farming, ranching, and homesteading workshops, ranging from how to grow cut flowers to how to train herd dogs, and everything in between. For a full list of workshops and to purchase tickets, visit www.FoodAndFarmConference.com.