Sowing the seeds of our food sovereignty
This is the theme of the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s (OEFFA) 33rd conference. Held at Granville’s Middle and High Schools on Feb. 17–19, the conference will feature interesting and informative workshops, speakers and more.
Events will feature Slow Money Alliance founder and Chairman Woody Tasch who will discuss Slow Money, a national effort to encourage sustainable financial investments that support local, community-based food and farm businesses. To date, $4.5 million has been invested in 16 small food enterprises through Slow Money’s national gatherings.
Currently, Sunday-only and pre-conferences tickets are available; full-weekend tickets are sold out, as are all meals. But there are still some great speakers and workshops left, so get online and register today. To learn more, visit oeffa.org. The conference is open to the public and prices vary.
According to its website, OEFFA was formed in 1979 and is a membership-based, grassroots organization dedicated to promoting and supporting sustainable, ecological and healthful food systems. Its membership includes farmers, consumers, gardeners, chefs, teachers, researchers, retailers and students. Together, they are working to recreate a regionally-scaled farming, processing and distribution system that moves food from farm to local fork.
Log onto the website and take a look around. It is a fantastic resource; you might just want to bookmark it so you can stay tuned to learn more about OEFFA’s programming.
Tuesday Trippier lives in Delaware, is a writer, a mother of four and has a special interest in green living.