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Friday, September 20


Fermentation and Food Relocalization
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Sandor Katz

Author of The Art of Fermentation and Wild Fermentation
My name is Sandor Ellix Katz, and I am a fermentation revivalist. My interest in fermentation grew out of my overlapping interests in cooking, nutrition and gardening. It started with sauerkraut. I found an old crock buried in our barn, harvested cabbage from our garden, chopped it up, salted it, and waited. That first kraut tasted so alive and powerfully nutritious! Its sharp flavor sent my salivary glands into a frenzy and got me hooked... Read More →

Friday September 20, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Common
Saturday, September 21


Honoring Women Farmers and Gardeners, Locally and Globally
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Deb Soule

Avena Botanicals
Deb is an herbalist, gardener, teacher and author of The Woman's Handbook of Healing Herbs. Raised in a small town in western Maine, Deb began organic gardening and studying the medicinal uses of herbs at age 16 alongside the internationally known medical herbalist Mary Bove. Deb's faith in the healing qualities of plants includes a desire to make organic herbs easily accessible to women and families living in rural areas. As Deb's... Read More →

Saturday September 21, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Common
Sunday, September 22


Cooperating with the Future
Organic Valley CEIEIO, George Siemon, taps into his 25 years of hard knocks and lessons learned to talk about the benefits of cooperatives and the risks of investor ownership. He sees the future as a cooperative venture between people, earth and a healthier future.

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George Siemon

CEIEIO and Co-Founder of CROPP Cooperative / Organic Valley, Organic Valley
George Siemon | CEIEIO and Co-Founder of CROPP Cooperative / Organic Valley | | One of the nation's foremost organic agriculture advocates for nearly two decades, George Siemon is best known for his leadership in organizing farmers and building market support for organic agriculture. His work champions an agriculture that supports family farms with a fair and stable pay price, humane treatment of farm animals, healthy soil and... Read More →

Sunday September 22, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Common