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2011 Westfield River Symposium

The Foodshed in Our Watershed

Saturday, April 2, 2011
Westfield State University - Scanlon Banquet Hall


8:00-8:30   Registration Exhibits available for viewing from 8:00 to 12:30

8:30-9:35   Welcome Bill Rose, WRWA President
Dr. Elizabeth Preston, Interim Vice President, Academic Affairs, Westfield State University
    Keynote Address Margaret Christie (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture)
Building the Local Food System in Western Mass
 

9:35-10:05   Viewing of Exhibits Confirmed Exhibitors:

Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA)
Friends of the Columbia Greenway Rail Trail
Friends of Robinson State Park
Left Field Farm
MA Dept. of Conservation & Recreation
Northeast Organic Farmers Association (NOFA)
Pernell Gerver's Organic Lawn & Garden Products
Western Massachusetts Fly Fishing Association
Westfield River Watershed Association
Westfield River Watershed Invasive Species Partnership
Westfield River Wild & Scenic Advisory Committee
Westfield State University Environmental Center
Winding River Land Conservancy


10:05-10:45   Concurrent
Sessions I
Non-Profit Assistance to Preserve Land in our Watershed: Mark Noonan (Winding River Land Conservancy)

Going Green in the Lawn & Garden: Pernell Gerver (Horticulturalist)

The Historical Geography of Food and Farming in the Westfield River Watershed: Brian W. Conz (Westfield State University)

10:55-11:35   Concurrent
Sessions II
Contributions to our Foodshed: Community Gardens in the Westfield River Watershed: Shemariah Blum-Evitts (Lutheran Social Services)

Effects of Agricultural Activities on the Watershed: Aaron O. Reyes (Westfield State University)

Small Farming for a Living: Caroline Pam and Tim Wilcox (The Kitchen Garden)

11:45-12:25   Concurrent
Sessions III
Preserving Working Landscapes: Ronald Hall (MA Dept of Agricultural Resources) and Barbara Hopson (MA Dept. of Agricultural Resources)

The Importance and Benefits of Eating Local Organic Foods: Sharon Gensler (Northeast Ogranic Farming Association)

Permaculture Concepts and Farming: Alicia Hackerson (Gray Dog's Farm)

12:30   Raffle Drawing  

1:30- ?   Field Trip Permaculture Farming: Alicia Hackerson (Gray Dog's Farm, Huntington)



The 2011 Westfield River Symposium is sponsored by:

Westfield River Watershed Association
Westfield State University

       


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