Annual Healthy Foods, Local Farms Conference
An Annual Event on Healthy, Sustainable Agriculture
About the Annual Healthy Foods Local Farms Conference, and its History
The Healthy Foods, Local Farms Conference began in 1999 as an afternoon event at Murray State University. Subsequent events have been held at the Galt
House in Louisville, Kentucky State University Farm, Bellarmine University, University of Louisville, Spalding University, and Kentucky Country Day School.
This conference is held to educate and inform about issues of food and agriculture and their role in climate change, the environment, faith and justice, community, and public health. Sierra Club supports independent farms and does not see industrial-scale agriculture as it now exists as a sustainable model. We feel that growing and eating local foods is part of a solution that helps build stronger, more just communities. Creating a local farm economy is beneﬁcial to economic development and communities, to clean air and water and healthy soil, and for safe, healthy food for our families.
Notable speakers such as Wendell Berry, Barbara Kingsolver, Eric Schlosser, Wes Jackson, Daniel Imhoff, Joel Salatin, Josh Viertel, Anna Lappe, Colin Beavan and many other outstanding speakers have been featured at this event.
In addition to educational sessions and speakers, hands-on learning stations are often featured at the conference and have included such activities as Beekeeping, rain gardens and native plants, composting and vermiculture, permiculture, growing mushrooms, and more.
This conference is usually held sometime in the Fall. As registration, program, speaker and other information becomes available on the next HFLF Conference, we will provide it here .
14th Annual Healthy Foods, Local Farms Conference
Food Sustainability & Justice
Date & Location
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Ky Country Day School
4100 Springdale Road,
Louisville, KY 40241
$35 fee for the day includes lunch, snacks, and conference materials
Register online at the Health Foods Local Conference Website
The Healthy Foods Local Farms Conference is currently soliciting sponsors. If you would like to be a sponser, please contact Aloma Dew.
Scholarships are available. Contact Aloma Dew to enquire: (270)316-0334
The 14th annual Healthy Foods, Local Farms Conference is for people and organizations who care about where their food comes from....and that their daily repast is ethically and sustainably raised or grown and harvested. This year's conference will focus on the topic of Food Sustainability and Justice.
Barton Seaver is a chef and National Geographic Fellow who has dedicated his career to restoring the relationship we have with our ocean. It is his belief that the choices we are making for dinner are directly impacting the ocean and its fragile ecosystems.
Wenonah HauterWenonah Hauter is the Executive Director of Food & Water Watch. She has worked extensively on food, water, energy, and environmental issues at the national, state and local level.
Dr. Michele MorekDr. Morek is the coalition coordinator for UNANIMA International, a nongovernmental organization of the United Nations that advocates on behalf of women and children and the environment.
2013 Harvest Party
Date & LocationFriday, October 11, 2013
The Harvest Party is a Slow Food Event which takes place the night before the conference. Planning is still in the works. You can check on details as they become available on the Harvest Party section of the Healthy Foods, Local Farms Conference website.