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ENCINITAS– Screening of EVOLUTION OF ORGANIC at SoCal Farmers Summit
December 13, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm$15
ENCINITAS– The SoCal Farmers Summit will feature a screening of Evolution of Organic as part of its three day program of activities. Directed by Mark Kitchell’s (Berkeley in the Sixties, A Fierce Green Fire), Evolution of Organic is the story of organic agriculture, told by those who built the organic movement in California. A motley crew of back-to-the-landers, spiritual seekers and farmers’ sons and daughters reject chemical farming and set out to explore organic alternatives. It is a heartfelt journey of change: from a small band of rebels to a cultural transformation in the way we grow and eat food. By now organic has gone mainstream, split between an industry oriented toward bringing organic to all people and a movement that has realized a vision of sustainable agriculture. It is the most popular and successful outgrowth of the environmental impulse of the last fifty years.Evolution of Organic is not just history, but also a look into an exciting and critical future. Several local organic Central Valley farmers are featured in the film, including our own Tom Willey and David “Mas” Masomoto. 77 minutes. http://evolutionoforganic.com/ THE 2017 SOCAL FARMERS SUMMIT Join us in Encintas, CA for a day-long gathering of agrarians, new and experienced, together with local food advocates to empower our family farms and promote sustainable agriculture throughout Southern CA, followed by an evening celebrating our local bounty. This event features educational workshops, farmer-to-farmer roundtables and food system discussions for the whole community. Come cross-pollinate among the SoCal agricultural community, refine your farming skills, meet the many service providers in your area and help us celebrate those working to build a stronger, healthier and more just food and farming system. PART ONE: WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 13 Program with full details PROGRAMS INCLUDE: – Food Safety Workshops – Marketing Roundtable & Clinics – CSA Regional Training – Farm to Cafeteria Workshop – Keynote Farmer Presentation – Food & Farm Policy Working Group – Climate Smart Farming Workshop – Dinner & Reception – Film Screening of Evolution of Organic PART TWO: THURSDAY & FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14 & 15 ENTREPRENUERIAL INTENSIVE FOR NEW & BEGINNING FARMERS Sustainable Agriculture Starts with a Sustainable Business This two-day workshop series will provide new and aspiring farmers with a solid introduction to the entrepreneurial skills needed to succeed, a valuable supplement to any on-farm experience. Taught by a variety of educators, business experts and experienced local farmers, this affordable program will provide upstart agrarians with the basic business tools to prepare you for a career in agriculture, as well as the peer-to-peer community support to keep you inspired and on track. TOPICS COVERED: – Business Planning – Book-Keeping – Market Research – Production Planning – Lease Negotiation – Financing – Permits, Licensing, & Regulation – Whole Farm Planning – And more… General Admission to Day One: $15 Entrepreneurial Intensive, DAYS TWO & THREE: $30 ALL THREE DAYS: $45