Join us for a special
Pre-conference event at the:
with Keynote Speaker Paul Hawken
Ecofarm Pre-conference Event Details
Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm PT
Location: Asilomar State Beach & Conference Grounds, Monterey, CA
Lunch: Available for an additional cost
Keynote Speaker: Paul Hawken
Author, Regeneration and Drawdown
Other speakers include:
“Organic at the Crossroads”
Real Organic Project Co-Director, Long Wind Farm, VT
More about Dave here
“How We Treat Each Other”
Author of seven cookbooks, including Simply Organic, Owner Flea Street Cafe, CA.
Read more about Jesse here.
“The Rebirth of the Organic Movement”
Real Organic Project Co-Director, Ph D Plant Pathology, Adobe House Farm, CO. More about Linley here.
“Organicide: Some Real World Effects of USDA Policy on Real Organic Agriculture”
King Grove Organic Farm, FL
More about Hugh here.
“Food System Betrayal”
Real Organic Project Advisory Board, Natural Grocers Vice President, CO
More about Alan here.
“Soil! What is it Good For?”
Real Organic Project Executive Board, Full Belly Farm, CA
Read more about Paul here.
“Why Real Organic Exists: A Farmer’s Struggle on the National Organic Standards Board”
Real Organic Project Advisory Board, Three Springs Farm, OK
Read more about Emily here.
“Add-on Certification and the World Real Organic Movement”
Director of International Organic Certifier, Naturland, based in Germany
Read more about Steffen here.
“The Time To Act Is Now”
Full Belly Farm, CA
Read more about Dru here.
“Is USDA's Organic Relevant To Bipoc Farmers?”
Real Organic Project Standards Board, IFOAM World Board, Lola’s Organic Farm, GA
Read more about Jennifer here.
“We Will Always Need a Real Organic Movement:
The Importance of Having Farmers Lead”
Real Organic Project Executive and Standards Boards, Ph D Soil Science, Radiance Dairy, IA
Read more about Francis here.
“Tomorrow’s Organic Small Farm Owners. How Will They Survive?”
Current National Organic Standards Board Member, JSM Organics, CA
Read more about Javier here.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Twelve Organic movement farmers and leaders will give short Ted-style talks about their personal experiences within a dysfunctional food system and the solutions that Real Organic Project brings.
Special guest, Paul Hawken, will give the keynote on how his climate work relates to the work of the Real Organic Project.
JOIN US AND BE A PART OF THE CONVERSATION
How do we outsmart a consolidated marketplace that is so hostile to small farms? As USDA Organic is being redefined by industry, the Real Organic Project is growing rapidly. With over 1,100 certified farms across the country, Real Organic Project is offering farmers and eaters a way to find each other. But, is it growing fast enough to ensure the survival of humanity on a liveable planet?