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[lofo List] sustainable organic local ethical (SOLE) food day - DATES
Hello LoFo Folks,
My suggestion is to time the conference with the student calendar, i.e. sometime in September to April, so that we can gain the attention of our future leaders and impress the idea of local food on their fertile minds.
Personally my vote would be for October. The work on our farm is full tilt from April through to September. However, we would still participate if it were at another date.
It is tempting to want to bring in star attraction in terms of speakers, but what I would like to hear is how the local farmers are doing it. I know Keith Neu has an excellent power point presentation which covers his whole operation.
Based on the topsoil levels on the prairies produced by the centuries of grass feeding Bison, my vote is to support this approach from a wholistic environment approach. What I am saying is the level of GHG is not the be-all end-all. The treatement of the animal, the health of the soil, and the quality of the meat are all factors too.
Yours for a greener tomorrow,
----- Original Message -----
From: Daryl Hepting <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Friday, March 6, 2009 12:53 pm
Subject: [lofo List] local organic meat / sustainable organic local ethical (SOLE) food day/symposium/event/workshop
> Thanks for your notes.
> Being at the university and being not a farmer, I suggested some
> a limited perspective.
> What dates might work well?
> I just had a thought that we might consider something just before
> Agribition. (We might also see if a presence at Agribition is
> in some way.)
> Agribition is from November 24 (Tuesday) to November 29 (Sunday).
> That could be
> a good publicity opportunity.
> The RCE can book space at the U of R for no charge. (If we
> then some things
> like parking are not free). Other venues might be more
> but the cost would
> be higher.
> Best regards,
> On 6-Mar-09, at 12:00 PM, Cathy Holtslander wrote:
> > There is probably a role for Beyond Factory Farming in this
> idea. I
> > think September is too soon, and not a good time of year if we
> > to include farmers. It is also a bad month for families with
> > children as they are very busy getting kids into their new
> > year routines. This is an "off year" for Organic Connections,
> > group that organizes the Organic Connections conference every
> > year. They are currently considering different options for an
> > in 2009. Perhaps there are synergistic possiblities.
> > Cathy
> On 6-Mar-09, at 11:51 AM, Nettie Wiebe wrote:
> > Thanks for your input, Jason. As a small cow-calf organic beef
> > operation, we
> > would be interested in the kind of workshop you are proposing -
> > least if it
> > is organized during a season when we can take time away from the
> farm.> Nettie Wiebe
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