Event Calendar

Virtual Conference 

Friday, November 6, 2020 through Sunday, November 8, 2020
Three day event!


The Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions is hosting a virtual conference for growers, environmentalists, changemakers, creatives, health providers, students, and teachers.

Presenters include:
● Rowen White, Seed Keeper from the Mohawk community of Akwesasne and Director of Sierra Seeds
● Judith Schwartz, author of Water in Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World
● Adam Sacks, Executive Director, Biodiversity for a Livable Climate
● Chad Bitler, Research Scientist, Greenacres Foundation
● Peter Bane, author of The Permaculture Handbook
● David Van Tassel, Lead Plant Scientist, The Land Institute
● Dawn Knickerbocker, Anishinaabe Leader, Board Member of Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition
● Doug Tallamy, Professor of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology and author of Nature's Best Hope.
● Solomon Gamboa, Owner/Operator, Indigenous Landscapes
● Sallie Calhoun, Founder, #No Regrets Initiative
● Greg Watson, Director of Policy and Systems Design, Schumacher Center for a New Economics

Topics include:
● Protecting seed biodiversity and recognizing the leadership of Indigenous communities in this effort
● Restoring native habitats, locally and beyond, to provide habitat for threatened species
● Introducing children and adults to deep immersive activities with nature, building empathy and respect
● Celebrating and understanding reciprocity in BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) traditions
● Restoring ecosystems through land practices that regenerate soil, air and water

Online workshop

Community Solutions / 937-767-2161 /



Virtual Conference 

Monday, November 16, 2020 through Tuesday, November 17, 2020
1-4 p.m. November 16 4-6 p.m. November 17


Join the Food Policy Summit and Ohio Local Food Council Workshop hosted by the Ohio Food Policy Network (OFPN) and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs.

Ohio Food Policy Summit – November 16th, 1 – 4 p.m.

The Summit will kick-off with a presentation of the OFPN draft policy framework and an opportunity to interact with the framework, setting the course of the OFPN policy agenda. The OFPN Food Hero award will be presented. The Summit keynote will be announced shortly!

The Summit is open to all who want to see a strong regional food system in Ohio – please share this event widely within your networks! #OFPSummit2020

Ohio Local Food Council Workshop – November 17th, 4 – 6 p.m.

The Workshop is aimed at strengthening and equipping Ohio's local food policy councils to work on their own policy agendas. It is designed for members of local food policy councils, but anyone who is interested is welcome to register and attend.

Save the date! Registration will open in October.

Online Conference

Amalie Lipstreu / (614) 421-2022 /



Virtual Conference 

Sunday, January 3, 2021 through Thursday, January 28, 2021
3-5 p.m.


Real Organic Project's symposium is a virtual series of interviews and live panels with more than 60 prominent organic farmers, scientists, and climate activists including Al Gore, Karen Washington, Bill McKibben, Dan Barber, and Jean Martin Fortier.

Each weekly session will be unique and focus on a different topic as it relates to organic farming.

The event runs Sundays (1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/21, 1/28) in January 3-5 p.m. ET.

Virtual Conference

Kim Werst / - /



Online conference 

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 through Monday, February 15, 2021
Activities and sessions held over six days!


Save the date! The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association's 42nd annual conference, Our Time: Essential Links for a Strong Food Chain, will be held online February 10-15, 2021!

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed the fragility of our global food chain, but also the remarkable resilience of local food systems. The 2021 OEFFA conference will put a spotlight on this historical moment and the exciting and stirring ways local agriculture is proving itself essential for our food security.

As another sign of the time, for the first time ever, the conference will be held online, allowing people from anywhere across the country and the globe to join this innovative and supportive community!

OEFFA's can't-miss conference offers up to six days of learning, sharing, and networking for farmers, gardeners, homesteaders, and others committed to local food, sustainable agriculture, and green living. The event will feature:

• The ability to join from anywhere by computer or phone
• Four days of educational, inspiring workshops on sustainable farming, livestock, homesteading, gardening, and business—if you miss a session because the cows get out or you can't take off work, you will have full access to the recorded workshops to view when it's convenient for you
• Powerful evening keynote sessions
• In-depth Food and Farm School classes
• An interactive virtual trade show
• Fun and engaging networking opportunities
• A welcoming food and farm community gathering, with long breaks in between sessions so you can get the chores done and put dinner on the table
• An "encore" day to meet up with others and share conference highlights

Registration for OEFFA's conference will open this fall. Be a part of this inspiring community of food and farm advocates helping to build a strong and sustainable food chain!

Online Conference

Milo Petruziello / 614-421-2022 /



Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
41 Croswell Rd.
Columbus OH 43214


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