Simply in Season

News and reflections on all that's good about local food
from the co-author of Simply in Season,
a World Community Cookbook in the spirit of More-with-Less

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Upcoming events

I’ll be presenting a workshop on local food at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Good Earth Home, Garden and Living Show, coming to the Lane County Fairgrounds in Eugene, Ore. The University of Oregon Bookstore will have copies of Simply in Season available for purchase, and I’d be glad to sign copies. Look for the Cascade Stage. If you were a recipe contributor or tester, please be sure to introduce yourself!

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Farming with Values that Last conference

Whole-farm pizza, mobile meat retailing, and healthy soil are just three of the workshops set for the 2006 Farming with Values that Last conference, Feb. 24-26, at Laurelville Mennonite Church Center, Mount Pleasant, Pa., 50 miles east of Pittsburgh. This is the third annual such event planned by an ad hoc committee seeking to connect farming that works with faith that lives.

This year’s theme is “Models for the Journey,” reflecting the great learning that happens at this event as people of faith gather to worship, sing, share experiences and celebrate the opportunities within community-based sustainable agriculture.

David Kline, well-known nature writer and Ohio organic dairy farmer, will keynote the gathering with presentations Friday evening and Saturday morning. He brings a wealth of observations from his farm and insight from his life as an Amishman with extensive connections in the literary and agricultural worlds.

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Voices Around the Table: Faith, Food and U.S. Farm Policy

Join the Mennonite Central Committee Washington Office in D.C., March 5-7, to explore farm policy's impact on rural, urban and international communities, and to envision the church's role in a food system that is just and sustainable for all.

The seminar includes biblical reflection, advocacy training, a panel on farm subsidies from across the political spectrum and workshops on everything from free trade agreements to genetically modified crops to hunger in the United States.

Early registration of $65 is due by Feb. 6. Visit for a brochure and registration information.


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