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Friday, September 21
 

11:00am

Unraveling Consumerism
Speakers
avatar for Shannon Hayes

Shannon Hayes

Sap Bush Hollow Farm
Blending story telling, farm humor, and an uncanny knack for stirring up trouble, Shannon examines the history of consumerism in America, how it played out in the household, the effects it has had on our food system and culture, and how we can recover our households, our communities... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 11:45pm
The Common
 
Saturday, September 22
 

1:00pm

Fifty Years Since Silent Spring - Thirty Years of Organizing for a World Free of Toxic Pesticides
Speakers
avatar for Jay Feldman

Jay Feldman

Beyond Pesticides
For more than three decades, Jay Feldman has been hammering away at the likes of Monsanto, Scotts Miracle-Gro, Dow, Dupont, Bayer, Syngenta and pesticides industry lobby groups such as the misleadingly named RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment). Feldman cofounded the... Read More →


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 1:45pm
The Common
 
Sunday, September 23
 

11:00am

Farming, Family, and Community
Speakers
avatar for Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith

Grassland Farm
Sarah Smith and her husband, Garin, own and operate GrasslandOrganic Farm in Skowhegan, where they milk 40 cows and raise 4 acres of mixed vegetables, organic beef, pastured broiler chickens, laying hens and pigs. They offer seasonal CSA shares, and Sarah attends four farmers' markets... Read More →


Sunday September 23, 2012 11:00am - 11:45am
The Common

1:00pm

USDA & the Future of Food
Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Merrigan

Kathleen Merrigan

Deputy Secretary, United States Department of Agriculture


Sunday September 23, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Common