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  • Brian’s Welcome

    Each year our Farming for the Future Conference seeks to inform our members of the latest innovations in sustainable agriculture, while also giving them an opportunity to celebrate the past year and look forward to the next. As our 23rd annual conference approaches, we are especially mindful that our community is part of a movement that has taken the national and international stage and is making waves. Whether we’re talking about limiting the influence of genetic engineering in farming, sensible food safety, or food security in a time of changing climate and sensitive economics, this movement toward more sustainable food systems holds the greatest promise for the future of anything now happening in our society.

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  • Daphne Miller
    Opening Keynoter, Friday Morning

    Friday morning keynoter Daphne Miller, MD is a family physician, writer, and Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. In 2000 she founded WholefamilyMD, San Francisco’s first integrative primary care practice, where she still cares for patients across the lifespan.  Part clinician, part ecologist, and part anthropologist, Miller approaches medicine with the idea that opportunities for health and healing are found not only in the medical system, but in such unexpected places as home kitchens, school gardens, community organizations, spiritual centers, farms and nature trails.  Miller lives in Berkley, California, with her husband and two sons.

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    Special thanks to Lady Moon Farms for their support of Friday’s opening keynote!

     

     

  • Miguel Altieri
    PASAbilities Main Speaker, Saturday Morning

    Main speaker Miguel A. Altieri has been a Professor of Agroecology at UC Berkeley since 1981 in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management.  Dr. Altieri is the author of more than 200 publications, and numerous books including Agroecology: The Science of Sustainable Agriculture and Biodiversity, Pest Management in Agroecosystems and Agroecology and the Search for a Truly Sustainable Agriculture. Currently, he is advisor to the Globally Ingenious Agricultural Heritage Systems program, which is devoted to identifying and dynamically conserving traditional farming systems in the developing world. He also directs the US-Brazil Consortium on Agroecology and Sustainable Rural Development, an academic-research exchange program, and he is the general coordinator of the Latin American Scientific Society of Agroecology.

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    Special thanks to Kimberton Whole Foods, a former award winner, for their support of the PASAbilities Leadership Award Series and Saturday’s plenary session!

     

Thank you to everyone who made our 23rd Annual Farming for the Future Conference a success!

Save the Dates for Next Year ~ February 4th to 7th, 2015

  • Missed the conference? You can order recordings of most of our workshops. DVDs are also available for our two keynote sessions. You can order using the form available here.
  • Did you misplace something while at the conference? See if we found it! View our lost & found album here.
  • PASA’s Board & Staff are already looking forward to planning our next conference. If you have suggestions or offerings, please share those with us here.

Wednesday, Feb 5

7:00am-8:00pm Registration Open
(Walk-in Registration Not Available)

Light morning snacks & beverages will be available starting at 8:00am. At 9:00am pre-conference tracks will begin, with a lunch as scheduled per program. Tracks end at 5:00pm.

Thursday, Feb 6

7:00am-7:30pm Registration Open
(Walk-in Registration Not Available)

 A continental breakfast will be available starting at 7:00am. At 9:00am pre-conference tracks will begin, with a lunch as scheduled per program. Tracks end at 5:00pm. At 5:00pm the Sustainable Social Hour begins, during which you can enjoy our TradeShow & Benefit Auction. At 5:30pm there will be a Cheese Tasting and a Young & Beginning Farmer Mixer. Our much loved Winter Picnic (ticketed event) will begin at 6:30pm, which is followed by live music that is open to all starting at 8:00pm.

 


Friday, Feb 7

7:00am-7:30pm Registration Open
($40 Walk-in Fee Added to All Registrations)

A continental breakfast will be available starting at 7:00am. You can also use this time to browse our TradeShow & Benefit Auction, or participate in TriYoga® Sessions, a Knitting Circle or the Seed Swap Social. 

At 8:30am our first series of workshops begin. Our opening session will start at 10:15am and will include a keynote address by Dr. Daphne Miller. You’ll have the option of enjoying a box lunch (ticketed) at 12:15pm, or you can get your lunch from the Farmers Market Cafe or one of the on-site restaurants.

Our second series of workshops will begin at 1:15pm, followed by discussion sessions at 2:45pm. Our educational programming wraps up with our last workshop series, which begins as 4:10pm.

At 5:30pm the fun begins with sustainable socializing and our Banquet (ticketed event), which begins at 6:30pm. Stick around for the live auction at 7:30pm, which always features some fun and some amazing items. At 8:30pm you can enjoy the offerings of PASA Theatre: Growing Cities, Symphony of the Soil & The Greenhorns.

 

Saturday, Feb 8

7:00am-5:00pm Registration Open
($40 Walk-in Fee Added to All Registrations) 

A continental breakfast will be available starting at 7:00am. You can also use this time to browse our TradeShow & Benefit Auction, or participate in TriYoga® Sessions, a Knitting Circle or the Seed Swap Social.

At 8:30am our first series of workshops begin. Our opening session will start at 10:15am and will include a keynote address by Miguel Altieri. You’ll have the option of enjoying a box lunch (ticketed) at 11:45am, or you can get your lunch from the Farmers Market Cafe or one of the on-site restaurants.

Our second series of workshops will begin at 1:30pm. Our educational programming wraps up with our last workshop series, which begins as 3:10pm.

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