Main Portion of Summit
Saturday, December 6th 8AM-5PM
8 (30 minutes): Breakfast
9-10:15 (60 minutes): Track Speakers – WORKSHOPS
SCIENCE: Carbon Sequestration, Mark Bader
ECONOMICS: Food Hubs, Ken Meter
SPIRITUALITY: Growing Resurrection, Jason Adkins
KITCHEN: Farm to Table, Tyler Brown
10-10:30 (30 minutes): Break, Visit with vendors
10:30-11:45 (60 minutes): Track Speakers – WORKSHOPS
SCIENCE: Nitrogen, Hugh Lovel
GARDENING: Permaculture, Susana Lein
ECONOMICS: An Impact Study, Vanderbilt University Center for Medicine, Health, and Society
SPIRITUALITY: Rational Spiritual Nutrition, Steven Johnson
KITCHEN: Eating with the Seasons, Sean Brock
12-1 (60 minutes): Lunch, Home-Grown and Chef-Made, coordinated by Laura Wilson
12:30-1 (30 minutes during lunch): Keynote address, Real Farms, John Ikerd
1:30-2 (30 minutes): Farmer/chef auction, presented by Lamar Wilson
2-3 (60 minutes): Track Speakers – WORKSHOPS
SCIENCE: Closed Farm Systems, Hugh Williams
GARDENING: Insects, Richard McDonald
ECONOMICS: Real Economy, John Ikerd
SPIRITUALITY: Liturgical Gardening: The Process (and Importance) of Learning to Receive Life as a Gift, Chas Eden
KITCHEN: Food Preservation, Sandor Katz
3-3:30 (30 minutes): Break, Visit with vendors
3:30-4:30 (60 minutes): Track Speakers – PANEL DISCUSSION
SCIENCE: Climate – All Science Track Speakers.
This is your chance to ask questions regarding the science behind the claim that proper agriculture reverses climate change.
GARDENING: Home Food Production – All Gardening Track Speakers.
This is your chance to have your garden questions answered.
ECONOMICS: Food Based Careers – All Economics Track Speakers.
This will be a discussion about all of the jobs that local food creates.
PERSONAL STORIES: Nashville’s Food Movement – All Personal Stories Track Speakers.
Find out what’s happening now in Nashville’s local food movement and where we want to go to from here.
SPIRITUALITY: Religion’s Role in Agriculture – All Spirituality Track Speakers.
This is your chance to have your spirituality questions asked.
KITCHEN: Local Food – All Kitchen Track Speakers.
Pigging out, no doubt.
4:30-5 (30 minutes): “Plenary” (all-conference discussion and debrief)
5: Break for transit to University Club for banquet & concert