We invite you to our 2nd annual conference — Down to Earth: Nourishing Change in the Champlain Valley – ag and culture in conversation — Friday, November 15th from 9 am to 12:30 pm at Middlebury College, Wilson Hall in McCullough (Student Center), Old Chapel Road, Middlebury, Vermont.
This year’s conference program includes:
- Keynote talk “Caring for the Ecosphere” by Aubrey Streit Krug, PhD, The Land Institute
- Panel Discussion with representatives of the five Community Spheres of the New Perennials Project in Vermont’s Champlain Valley:
Agriculture/Food Systems: Corie Pierce, co-founder of Bread and Butter Farm
Creative Arts: Nancy Winship Milliken, artist working with elements of nature as a way to consider ecological questions in the present
Education: Matt Schlein, director of The Walden Project and founder of The Willowell Foundation
Faith: Sister Gail Worcelo, Green Mountain Monastery
Healing Arts: Thomas Jackson, LCSW, psychotherapist and faculty member at The Center for Mind-Body Medicine
- Participation in breakout conversations – you will get a chance to spend time talking and sharing with others in the community spheres that interest you and that are relevant to your work
We look forward to having you with us on the 15th. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. Please also feel free to share the conference information with your network!