We hope that folks can come to this. It is the only workshop we have scheduled in the city so far. It would be great to have folks there that are interested in talking about community-based organizing strategies and potentials in the areas of local food and sustainability.
We are also building some traction with the ideas of foodshed protection, so if anyone is interested in getting involved with that, please get in touch!
Also if anyone is part of a group that is interested in hosting something, we'd love to do other presentations sharing what we've learned about permaculture, regenerative farming systems, starting a CSA, and especially foodshed protection.
Regenerative farming in the Hudson Valley, and the future of the NYC Foodshed
Sunday January 10th, 7pm @ Bluestockings Bookstore in NYC www.bluestockings.com
Kevin Skvorak and Sarah Williford of Regeneration CSA; Four years of Regenerative farming in the Hudson Valley.
Beginning with a detailed presentation of our own Permaculture-based practices, we'll share the connections we see between soil & ecological health, the health of our CSA members, climate change, long term food-security in the Hudson Valley, and a whole lot more. http://www.regenerationcsa.org/
We hope that other food organizers will come and help us sort out some answers to the following questions: What are the radical/transformative organizing opportunities and challenges within the local food movement? What is the future of sustainable local food for NYC eaters? And what can NYC people do to shape that future?
Bios: Kevin and Sarah farm, live, work, teach, and learn together at Regeneration CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm in High Falls NY. There they feed the chickens, grow veggies, teach Permaculture, do a few other chores each day, and do their best to be part of the solution.
They are also involved in the Hudson Valley Community and Agricultural Land Trust, a new non-profit working on farmland/foodshed protection and new farmer land access in the HV. www.HVCALT.org
at Outback Farm
81 Clove Valley Rd
High Falls NY 12440
845 687 0535