First, a BIG 'Thank You' to all that came out and supported our FIRST Clean Economy Conference in Albuquerque!
It was a wonderful series of events, with Joel Salatin, Margo Covington, Leslie Buerk, Nate Downey, Miguel Santiesteban, Eric Highfield, Heather Harrell, Katherine and Markus Ottmers, where we were able to address more than one hundred and twenty people. The food, the venue, the volunteers, and the participants were all top of the line! Way to go!
We were so fortunate to have the Polyface Farm ideas along with ZERO Waste, Permaculture Design, Water Harvesting, Seed Adaptation to the Southwest, Aquaponics, Bee Keeping and Creating a Local Agriculture Production Center as our line-up of philosophies and speakers.
Important strides were made towards the building of resilience through autonomy and self-reliance, the successful production of nutritions food and the vitalization of local business. Dallas with the help of DCCD, Cedar Valley College and Urban Acres hosted Joel Salatin in style the last week of January. Over 600 people showed up to hear him speak about local, healthy, food production. Students, staff, faculty, community members, sponsors and over 70 farmers came to hear his one day workshop. The second annual Steward's Dinner was put on by Urban Acres in their warehouse, over 240 people showed up to eat the delectable, local, organic foods prepared by 12 local gourmet chefs and donated by local farmers. Who says that Dallas is not green? It is getting greener by the minute!
So, what's next for the Clean Economy Series in Dallas and the Carbon Economy Series in Santa Fe? Well, we have a busy and education-filled spring ahead of us, and we hope you will join us for these upcoming workshops!
Enjoy 30% off from our store…hats, books by Joel Saltin and DVDs of Ealine Ingham!
Are you interested in becoming a sponsor of the series or an event co-sponsor? Or do you know an organization that would be interested? We are now looking for sponsors for the Fall 2014 series! Please contact Iginia Boccalandro directly at [email protected]