2012 Retreat Program

MICHIGAN YOUNG FARMER COALITION
4TH ANNUAL RETREAT

MARCH 9, 10, 11, 2012 | HIGHLAND PARK, MICHIGAN

Please join us for the 2012 MYFC Retreat!
This year, we will gather in Highland Park to share and celebrate the assets,
skills and power of young and beginning farmers to affect positive changes in Michigan’s food system.

LOCATION

St. Benedict Auditorium

45 Candler Street
-and-
Distributed Power HQ
116 Candler Street
Highland Park, MI  48203
(just a half block from each other)

FRIDAY


Walking tour of Highland Park projects
With our host, Distributed Power

MYFC Community Potluck
Bring a dish to share
Meet & Eat with other Famers, Gardeners, & food people!

2nd Annual Goodies Swap
Bring some extra canned goods, seeds, books, etc. to swap!

Music & Fun Activities

SATURDAY

 


Young Farmers & the 2012 Farm Bill
Come learn about and discuss the 2012 Farm Bill
with facilitator, Melissa Hornaday of the Organic Farming Research Foundation
What is our vision of a fair farm bill?

Focus Group: Justice & Agriculture
Join the discussion about the intersections among race, class, food, and justice.
What is our vision of just food communities?

Skill Share Sessions
Always a great learning and networking experience, MYFC Members offer to share their skills in growing, marketing, and many other aspects of “viable agricultural stewardship.”

Community-Based Skill Share Project
We will be setting up the onsite passive solar hoop house for production growing for Distributed Power’s GELT Summer Program and a raised-bed community CSA.  Beds need to be prepped, trays seeded, weeds pulled …

Guest Speaker

Reverend David Alexander Bullock


SUNDAY

 


2nd Annual Open Meeting
Join us to discuss the vision, goals, and direction of the Michigan Young Farmer Coalition.
Where are we at 4 Years out? What directions will we head in?

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Come meet, eat, learn and share!
http://michiganyoungfarmercoalition.org/retreat/registration/

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