Please note this schedule is still under development. Please check back for additions and changes.
|4:00 pm||Set Up|
|5:00 pm||Doors Open / Social Hour|
|6:00 pm||Banquet Dinner|
|7:00 pm||Larry Kopald / Keynote
How farming affects the climate and what we do about it.
|7:00 am||Doors / Registration|
|8:30 am||Ellen Polishuk / Keynote
What can we do to make our farms healthier businesses?
|9:30 am||Tallu Schuyler Quinn / Community
Nashville Food Project.
|Kristin Sherman / Economics
Local at Whole Foods Market.
|Mark Shepherd / Farming
Transforming a conventional farm into a food producing permaculture farm.
|David Wells / Gardening
How to grow mushrooms at home.
|Robin Fazio / School Gardens
The importance of school gardens and how to start one.
|Anne Byrn / Authors
Skillet Love: from Steak to Cake, more than 150 recipes in One Cast-Iron Pan.
|Jojo Jackson / Health/Economics
Ayurveda & Seasoned Eating.
|Bobby Hodge / Chef Demos
|10:45 am||Karyn Moskowitz / Community
Fresh Food is a Basic Human Right. Learn how to ignite community power for fresh food access using the New Roots Fresh Stop Market model.
|Ellen Polishuk / Economics
How to make farms healtheir businesses.
|Cliff Davis / Farming
Keeping water on your land.
|David Cook / Gardening
Learn to identify local insects.
|Jason Adkins / School Gardens
What’s going on at the Trevecca Urban Farm at Trevecca University.
|Louisa Shafia / Authors
The New Persian Kitchen.
|Jim Embry / Health/Economics
Women, Gardening and Healing.
|Hal Holden-Bache / Chef Demos
|1:30 pm||Mary Berry / Keynote
Saving Small Farms
|2:30 pm||Dodd Galbreth / Community
Food Systems and Climate Change.
|The Flow of Food / Economics
Alan Powell, Jeremy Britt, Hassan Sharaff, & Eric Wooldridge discuss how to get local produce into restraunts.
|Mary Berry / Farming
What the Berry Center is doing to save small farms.
|Jeremy Lekich / Gardening
|Suzanna Fotopulos / School Gardens
Plant the seed.
|Mark Hancock / Health/Economics
Finding Remedies in Nature.
|Erin Byers Murray / Authors
Grits: A Cultural and Culinary Journey through the South.
|Laura Rodriguez / Chef Demos
|3:45 pm||Jim Embry / Community
George Washington Carver and the Sustainable Agriculture Movement.
|Larry Kopald / Economics
Marketing tips for farmers.
|Ian McSweeney / Farming
Local Agrarian Commons – holding farmland in community to support sustainable agriculture.
|Irucka Embry & Obiora Embry / Gardening
Healing land and creating a vibrant food ecosystem.
|Agritourism Panel / Health/Economics
Kylee Thatcher, Robin Verson, Jennifer Davis, & McKenzie Wallace discuss ways to diversify farm income.
|Youth Panel / School Gardens
Students from various schools will discuss the importance of school gardens.
|Nancy Vienneau / Authors
Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook.
|Trey Cioccia / Chef Demos
|9:00 am||Garden Tour|
|10:30 am||Community Action Group Discussion|