Experiments in Local Food System Innovations
Peer-to-Peer Farm Visits
Sharing Solutions, Problem Solving Together
From Feed to Drip Tape, Save on Bulk & Demand Supply
Educational Partnerships to Organize Interns
Barriers, Success Stories & Dialogue Between New and Old
What You Should Know & How to Mobilize
On-farm Innovations Fit for Every Size
New & Emerging Markets
Community Supported Kitchens, Online Food Hubs & More
Mobilizing Our Customers
CSA's to Herd-shares, Teaching Them to Shop Responsibly
Ensuring Equity, Respect & Viability on the Small-scale Farm
Living Sustainable While Sustainably Farming
Caring for Yourself So You Can Care for the Soil
Match-Making Farmers with Grocers, Chefs, & Schools
Trading Notes on Healthy Pasture
The Farm-to-Bouquet Movement
Growing the Market for Local Flowers
HOW DOES A GUILD-RAISING WORK?
Unlike a conference, you'll find no big-name keynote speakers or panel discussions here. This event is an invitation to participate, to collectively grapple with big challenges and explore new opportunities right alongside fellow farmers and local food advocates, together with similar communities from around the state. By trading ideas and sharing notes, you'll return home from this interactive weekend ready to get to work: to establish a collective buying club, to gather your peers and advocate for policy reform, to establish a skill-sharing bank, or to utilize your local Farmers Guild, Grange or any other group and together make the changes we need to build a fair, healthy and thriving local food economy. In short, what the Guild-Raising is... is up to you. And we're pretty confident that you'll do a good job of it.
Have ideas on the above topics? Part of an organization with resources to support them? Does your Guild have a sub-group of pasture-managers or have you been working with fellow Grangers on a new public education campaign? Get in touch! Your input is welcome.