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Film Screening and Q&A Panel: Gather - A Fight to Revitalize Our Native Foodways
All conference attendees will have the opportunity to stream the film Gather: A Fight to Revilitalize our Native Foodways from home all month long. Tune in for a Q&A discussion with the filmmaker and a panel of Indigenous activists, chefs and scientists featured in the film on Monday February 22nd from 6:30-7:30 pm.
Gather is an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide. Gather follows Nephi Craig, a chef from the White Mountain Apache Nation (Arizona), opening an indigenous café as a nutritional recovery clinic; Elsie Dubray, a young scientist from the Cheyenne River Sioux Nation (South Dakota), conducting landmark studies on bison; and the Ancestral Guard, a group of environmental activists from the Yurok Nation (Northern California), trying to save the Klamath river.
Show your support for NOFA-VT by purchasing an organic cotton T-shirt featuring artwork by Emily C-D. Place an order through our online store when you register. Made from 100% certified organic jersey cotton, unisex. $25/shirt, includes shipping. T-shirts will be shipped mid-late March. Submit your t-shirt order by Thursday 3/4 at 4 pm.
Raffle for a Local Food Basket
Enter for a chance to win a local and organic foods basket from Vermont producers including some NOFA-VT swag! Buy tickets when you register for $10 each. Purchase tickets through our online store when you register.
Proceeds benefit NOFA-VT’s Farm Share Program which provides half priced CSAs from local farms for limited-income Vermonters.
Raffle basket items include: Vermont Coffee Company coffee, High Mowing seeds, Bee's Wrap food wraps, Vermont Compost Company potting soil mix, giftcards to City Market, the Alchemist, Ben & Jerry's & Stone Leaf Tea, gardening book The New Heirloom Garden by Ellen Ecker Ogden, a NOFA-VT 50th anniversary t-shirt & more!
Looking to connect in a special way to other conference participants? Join Card Connection! You will receive the name and address of another conference attendee and a writing prompt to send a snail mail card to another participant. You will also receive a letter from someone else! Opt-in when you register for the conference!
Share your Winter Conference Story
We know how many special personal and professional connections are made at the Winter Conference. During this unique, year we want to hear from you so we can share these stories with our wider community. Share your story from the past 39 years of the annual winter conference or 50 years of NOFA-VT when you register, or by visiting www.nofavt.org/nofa-love.
Ask Grace Q&A
All throughout our 50th anniversary year of 2021, we’ll be celebrating curiosity and connection with Ask Grace. Submit a question for NOFA-VT’s Executive Director Grace Oedel, when you register, and we might just read it live on air!
NOFA-VT Book Club
On Thursday, January 21 from 6:30–8 pm, please join us to discuss Sherri Mitchell’s important book, Sacred Instructions: Indigenous Wisdom for Living Spirit-Based Change. This is a great way to get ready for Sherri’s keynote and to connect with fellow NOFA-VT members during these socially distant times. More information & pre-registration »
Discount on Books from Chelsea Green
Conference participants will enjoy a 35% off discount from Chelsea Green Publishing during the whole month of the conference. Based in White River Junction, Chelsea Green’s wide array of publications cover farming, gardening, homesteading, community resilience, and so much more!