Save the Date! Small Farm Summit, Long Island April 14

March 23, 2012 · 4 comments

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The 2012 Small Farm Summit on Long Island is back again and larger than ever. This year it will be held at Hoftra University in Uniondale, a larger venue than last year. Who should attend? All growers, producers, educators and most of all anyone who eats and is concerned about where their food is coming from.

This event supports Long Island farmers who wish to practice sustainable farming techniques. This event brings your local farmers right to you. This event supports Long Island’s local farming community and with it a lowered carbon footprint.

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.

For more information, sponsorship and exhibitor information, please visit:
North Shore Land Alliance at  516-626-0908.

If you in tend to come, please leave a comment. I’d love to hook up with you! Please come and bring a friend!

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1 Heidi March 26, 2012 at 12:42 am

I am so glad you shared this information. I wish I lived closer and could attend. What a great opportunity. Thank you for sharing.


2 indio March 28, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Looks like fun. We are in CT so not too far. Not sure I can fit it into an already crowded weekend, but thanks for the info.
BTW, I found you through frugal days link up.


3 Rebecca @ Natural Mothers Network March 29, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Sounds great- pity I’m the wrong side of the pond:-) x


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