Posted on Feb 18, 2013 | Comments Off
Here’s an overview of the 2013 festival! We hope you will consider buying a supporter pass if you are able, but remember the conference is offered by donation also so that it is available to everyone. Suggested donation is $5 per class, film, talk. It’s going to be a great time.
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All events take place at UA Global Campus on the Fayetteville Square. Map here. When you arrive, check in at registration booth in street-level lobby. You will get a detailed program at check in.
One morning track designed for farmers and aspiring farmers. A second morning track for gardeners with some experience. Followed by a special keynote presentation of interest to both groups and and to water conservationists too. Farmer Friday is offered by donation, with $20 suggested for the full day, but we want Farmer Friday available to all growers who are interested, so please come as you are!
Classes & Films Included in all Festival Passes or $5 suggested donation per session; seed swap and information/vendor fair are free.
8-9 Registration & Coffee. Info & Vendor Fair Opens. Info/Vendor fair.
9-10am Concurrent Class Session 1
1030-1130am Concurrent Class Session 2MARIAH & IRA: BACKYARD CHICKENS JANE: COMPOSTING FOR BETTER SOILS
1130-130p Lunch Break/ Vendor Fair/ Interest Group Roundtables/ FREE Community Seed Swap by Fayetteville Community Garden Coalition.
11:30-12:30 Sponsored Tasting: Lean Green Gourmet. Visit their table in the Information & Vendor Fair
12:30-1:30 Sponsored Tasting: Greenhouse Grille Visit their table in the Information & Vendor Fair
12:00-1:00 Interest Roundtables: Community conversations, totally casual. Meet up with other folks who share your interests and share information.
•Lexicon of Food: What do the terms organic, local, locavore really mean? Farmer James Maginot of Beyond Organics Farm will moderate this discussion on the terminology of the food movement.
•Urban Gardening: Peter Nierengarten, Director of Sustainability and Strategic Planning for the City of
Fayetteville will moderate this conversation on the particular challenges and opportunities of growing within cities.
•Find Your Food: Local Markets, CSAs & More. Farmers Mariah and Ira of Summer Kitchen Farm will moderate this conversation on exploring options to eat more locally.
130-330p PUBLIC KEYNOTE PRESENATION: BRAD LANCASTER
Water-Harvesting Presentation: Turning Drains Into Sponges and Water Scarcity Into Water Abundance
This inspiring presentation shares eight universal principles of water harvesting along with simple strategies that turn water scarcity into water abundance. They empower you to create integrated water-sustainable landscape plans at home and throughout your community. Rainwater harvesting is the process of capturing rain and making the most of it as close as possible to where it falls. You’ll see examples enhancing local food security, passively cooling cities in summer, reducing costs of living and energy consumption, controlling erosion, averting flooding, reviving dead waterways, minimizing water pollution, building community, creating celebration, and more.
3:30-4:00 Sponsored Tasting: Ozark Natural Foods Tasting table in the Information & Vendor Fair area (4th Floor).
400-500pm Concurrent Class Session 3CELESTE: MAKING MEDICINALS WITH HERBS
Saturday Evening—FESTIVAL FILMS: Make A Difference Night Films start at 6:30 King Corn (90 min) , 8:10 Big River (27 min) 8:40 Homegrown Revolution (14 min) (Included in all Festival Passes, or $5 per film suggested donation)