Spring Growth Conference
Spring Growth Conference 2015: Farming in the Face of Climate Change
Saturday, March 7, 2015 (snow date Sunday, March 8)
10:00 am to 4:30 pm, MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity, ME
Registration for this event is $50 for individuals, $75 for couples, and $25 for students and apprentices and FREE for JPs. Lunch is included.
On-farm nutrient cycling is a key way that farms can build resilience in the face of climate change. At this year’s Spring Growth Conference participants will hear about historical trends impacting Maine's weather patterns and the theoretical opportunities for closing the loop. Keynote speaker, John Aber, from the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of New Hampshire, will set the stage for the conference by discussing future climate and land use scenarios in the context of the wildlands and woodlands and Food Solutions New England vision.
In the afternoon MOFGA’s Organic Crop Specialist, Eric Sideman will facilitate a Farmer Panel discussion of practices on the farm. How do farmers close gaps in their farm’s nutrient cycles and how can we move toward greater resilience by utilizing local resources to return nutrients to our farms? Join us for a full-day, in-depth discussion and a local, organic meal.
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