By Grit Staff
PORTLAND, Oregon — Join in for a three-day networking and trade show February 2 through 4 about producing healthy food and building communities. The curriculum was designed not only for farm owners and farm laborers, but also retailers, nonprofits, service providers, and consumers who care about the food they eat and the community they live in. Among the topics discussed over the three days will be farm management techniques, politics and policy, sustainability, social justice, and leadership. Seminars available include Creating a Resilient Business Through Sustainable Practices, Businesses as Agents for Policy Change, and a Natural Resources and Biodiversity Farm Tour.
See the full schedule and register at www.Organicology.org. Registration is due by January 20.
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