~Conversations with an Agrarian Farmer featuring Jim Gerritsen~
Celebrating Earth Day 2016!
WHEN: Saturday, April 23, 2016
WHERE: Indigo Bistro Restaurant, 1690 Raymond Diehl Rd, Tallahassee 32308
- 3:30pm: Organic farming, growing the best potatoes
- 5:00pm: Building Food Integrity in the Organic Community
- EARTH DAY Feast: A delightful supper of seasonal locally sourced produce from our local farmers, deliciously prepared by Tallahassee’s Indigo Bistro Organic Restaurant.
REGISTRATION: $25.00/person by April 19, 2016
This Earth Day listening session & feast is a collaborative effort of the community including FAMU StateWide Small Farm Program, IFAS/Cooperative Extension-Leon County, Sustainable Tallahassee, Local Small Farmers, and Indigo Organic Restaurant.
About Jim Gerritsen:
Jim Gerritsen, along with his wife Megan, is an organic farmer who has owned and run Wood Prairie Family Farm in northern Maine for 40 years. Wood Prairie Family Farm certified organic since the early 1980s produces Maine Certified Seed Potatoes, seed crops, vegetables and grain.
In addition to farming, Jim has been active in the organic community with NGOs for four decades. He served as President of the educational and research NGO, Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) in Washington State. Additionally, he served for over twenty years on the Certification Committee of Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA). Jim helped MOFGA pass the State of Maine’s GMO Labeling law in 2013, the second such law passed in the United States. Jim also serves on the MOFGA Ag Services Committee.
For additional information contact: Florida A&M University StateWide Small Farm Program/College of Agriculture and Food Sciences. Jennifer.Taylor@famu.edu 850-412-5260.