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Growing Right: Ohio’s Ecological Food & Farm Movement
February 9, 2017 - February 11, 2017
Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association
Ohio Humanities is proud to announce a $20,000 grant to the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA). The award is in support of the Growing Right: An Oral History project. It is a collaboration between the OEFFA and Jess Lamar Reece Holler, an advocate of organic farming as well as a popular folklorist. During 2016 Reece Holler traveled the state to collect images and oral narratives by early adopters in the sustainable agricultural movement. She will share highlights of her travels and will demonstrate the availability to many of the collected oral histories with a multi-media listening booth. Reece Hollar will also moderate a live discussion with early Ohio ecological movement leaders Doug Seibert and Leslie Garcia of Peach Mountain Organic Farm in Greene county. Both were 2012 OEFFA Stewardship Award winners. The live discussion includes a question-and-answer segment.
The presentation is Thurs. Feb. 9 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Dayton Convention Center, 22 East 5th Street, Dayton. The event is free and open to the public. Similarly, the grant has enabled development of a Growing Right website. It will complement OEFFA’s outreach and educational tools.
About the 38th Annual Conference
The three-day OEFFA conference features educational resources, networking opportunities, and more than 80 workshops for anyone seeking information about organic and sustainable agricultural practices. | 2017 OEFFA Conference Booklet | NOTE: Additional conference events may require registration.
This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities, a state-based partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Through programs and grants, Ohio Humanities helps Ohioans use history, literature, and philosophy to explore the past, inform the present, and envision the future. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this grant-funded program do not necessarily represent those of Ohio Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.