Saratoga Hilton & City Center
Saratoga Springs, NY
To receive a $10 discount, register by December 15, 2017.
Pre-registration closes January 12, 2018.
A Message From Our Executive Director
In January 2018, NOFA-NY will hold our 36th Annual Organic Farming & Gardening Conference. This year’s theme—Healthy People, Healthy Planet—recognizes the intersection of health and agriculture. We will celebrate the production of nutritious food in an organic system that maintains and encourages the well-being of the earth and all inhabitants.
With 12 workshop tracks, there really is something for everyone, especially with this year’s addition of the Wellness Fair. This one-day event will provide health screenings, massages, acupuncture, reiki and more! We are thrilled to offer our members and conference participants information to live a healthy life.
To complement our theme, the Keynote Speakers, David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé, will address their experiences working in the fields of geology and biology. The husband and wife duo will also discuss their book, The Hidden Half of Nature, which reveals why good health—for people and for plants—depends on microbiomes.
Our Farmers of the Year, Jody Bolluyt and Jean-Paul Courtens, will share their experiences of opening and running Roxbury Farm, a community supported organic farm, as well as Courtens’ work at the Hudson Valley Farm Hub. Additional speakers will provide everyone with well-rounded information on living a healthy life in a sustainable style.
Our children’s conference is packed with fun-filled events the kids will love. Our entertainment schedule features The Russet Trio, a Friday night DJ, and Fern Bradley hosting the contra dance on Saturday night.
As always, our conference strives to inspire, inform and provide an opportunity for networking, reciprocal teaching and learning. We hope to see you there!