Monday, February 6, 2012

Farmer to Farmer at EcoFarm!

FTF Deputy Director Meghan Olivier at the conference booth.
Farmer to Farmer staff and volunteers recently joined 1,400 attendees for four days of farm visits, networking, discovering the newest ecological agricultural developments and techniques, and much more. The EcoFarm Conference meets every year in California to create, maintain, and promote healthy, safe, and just food farming systems.

There were 60 workshops and sessions covering all aspects of ecological farming and food. Several workshops were given by past Farmer to Farmer volunteers, including "Hippity Hop to the Wabbit Workshop" with Mark Pasternak (FTF Haiti volunteer) and "The Magic of Organic Integrated Pest Management" by Martin Guerena (FTF Jamaica volunteer). Other past volunteers present had traveled with Partners' Farmer to Farmer Program to Guatemala and Nicaragua as well. It was a great opportunity to share information about the Farmer to Farmer Program with new, potential volunteers while catching up with past volunteer specialists.

To find out more about the EcoFarm Conference, visit their website: www.ecofarmconference.org



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