The keynote speakers are two of the most inspiring powerhouses of the sustainable food movement: Will Allen of Growing Power and Renegade Lunch Lady Chef Ann Cooper.
Will Allen was featured on the cover of the New York Times Magazine in July 2001. You may remember the photo of him, a monolith, standing there with a mass of writhing earthworms in his huge hands. He is a farmer for sure and he is an amazing person. Through his ingenuity and compassion for others, he has created an organization that is not only helping to feed people, it is teaching them how to feed themselves.
I can’t wait to hear Will Allen speak at the Small Farm Summit.
Ann Cooper is the Renegade Lunch lady. Her focus is on using her skills and background to create a sustainable model for schools nationwide to transition any processed food based K-12 school meal program to a whole foods environment where food is procured regionally and prepared from scratch. In 2009, Ann founded Food Family Farming Foundation (F3) as a nonprofit focusing on solutions to the school food crisis.
I can’t wait to hear Ann Cooper speak at the Small Farm Summit.
If you live on Long Island and are interested in learning from the movers and shakers in the sustainable farming movement here on Long Island, you cannot miss this event.
Weston A. Price Foundation and Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund will share an exhibit at the summit. Please make sure to stop by and say hello!
The 2012 Small Farm Summit will also feature a full day of fun and educational experiences. There will be 19 interactive panels, 20 hands-on workshops, exhibits, family entertainment and an opportunity to meet a community of folks interested
in growing and eating and supporting a vibrant local agricultural community.
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