About the Urban Community Farming workshop: All across America entrepreneurs and community groups are working to eliminate food deserts in urban areas through the establishment of urban farms. This day-long course featuring some of the Mid-Atlantic’s top experts will provide a primer for new and experienced urban farmers on a variety of topics that are central to the success and growth of their urban farm.
Our theme for 2018 is “Regenerating Our Communities, Restoring Our Land”. There exists a large and rapidly growing body of research demonstrating the connections between soil health and the health of the overall environment and its inhabitants. It is often said that healthy soil makes healthy plants makes healthy people makes healthy society. So many of the issues we confront today, from pollinators to chronic illness, tie back to the stewardship of agricultural lands. The knowledge is there to breathe new life into vast expanses of our agricultural system and to reap the rewards of thoughtful, regenerative, organic practices. Our Winter Conferences make this knowledge available to everyone in an open, inspiring and collaborative way.