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Workshops/Speakers: Topeka, Kansas

October 25-26, 2014

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Food Chain Restoration: Climate change, pollinators and sustainable fruit production
Gary Paul Nabhan - Edible Baja Arizona and University of Arizona
This workshop will focus on how climate change and industrial agriculture have created a perfect storm for pollinators, triggering the risk of food chain collapse. The solutions to this dilemma come from practices that farmers and orchard keepers are already innovating, including planting insectary, forming hedgerows in and near fields to create alley cropping, or pollinator-friendly forages beneath low-chill fruit and nut trees.

Heretics Unite
Joel Salatin - Polyface Farms
Keynotes: MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR visitors are part of an integrity living tsunami that threatens Wall Street and governmental orthodoxy. That's a good thing. Modern American orthodoxy assumes that the Dow Jones Industrial Average is far more important than dancing earthworms. That exports are more valuable than functional aquifers. That food convenience is far more important than food knowledge. That health comes from drugs and personal satisfaction comes from Hollywood entertainment. Heretics question all of these axiomatic untruths. This hard-hitting but humorous performance by farmer, author and entertainer Joel Salatin identifies these outrageous orthodoxies, explains the heresy antidote, and calls for all of us to chart a different path for integrity living.

Aquaponic Gardening: Growing fish and vegetables together
Sylvia Bernstein - The Aquaponic Source and New Society Publishers
Aquaponics is a revolutionary combination of the best of aquaculture and hydroponics—and an amazingly fun and easy way to raise fish together with organic vegetables, greens, herbs and fruits. Aquaponic systems are much more productive and use up to 90 percent less water than conventional gardens. Other advantages include no weeds, fewer pests, and no watering, fertilizing, bending, digging or heavy lifting!



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