Worm Farming Conference - Valdosta, GA, November 4-5, 2023:
This inaugural event will bring together small business owners and advocates around all things worms. In addition to being a Gold Sponsor for this event, we'll be introducing our VermiFlow and learning from an All-Star team of worm farmers.
ACRES USA Healthy Soil Summit - Seaside, CA, August 23-24, 2023:
The fifth annual Healthy Soil Summit put on by Acres USA was as successful and inspiring as anticipated. Fabulous keynote from Ray Archuleta as well as an inspiring visit to Paicines Ranch highlighted two full days of quality educational talks and networking opportunities.
43rd annual EcoFarm Conference - Monterey, CA, January 19-20, 2023:
We enjoyed exhibiting and building connections right on the Pacific Coast! We spoke to many smaller-scale growers and dozens of advocates and organizations looking to rebuild ecological connections in agriculture - in this case, mostly mixed vegetables or specialty crops such as fruits and nuts.
Learn more at https://eco-farm.org/conference.
We had a great time at the Acres USA Eco-Ag Conference and Trade Show on December 6-8 in Covington, KY. Our booth received a lot of interest and engagement from growers, consultants and advocates for regenerative growing systems. We even won a $200 gift card to White Oak Pastures at a raffle courtesy of our next-door exhibitors, Metabolic Terrain Institute of Health!
Keynote speakers David Montgomery and Anne Bikle described the importance of soil biology in agricultural production and human health systems, which they discuss in their new book, What Your Food Ate. We enjoyed interacting with other likeminded presenters, exhibitors and attendees, such as Rick Clark, Mark Shepard, AgriBio, microBIOMETER, NCAT/ATTRA, and the staff of Acres USA.
Here are our takeaways from the event.
Hiwassee Products’ Jesse Wiser attended the American Community Garden Association’s annual conference in New Orleans on October 6-7, 2022. It was an enjoyable gathering of community gardeners and advocates sharing ideas, practices, and visions. Jesse delivered a presentation on the soil ecosystem and smaller-scale versions of regenerative practices that improve soil biology, including the Johnson-Su bioreactor system, vermicomposting, compost extract / tea production, and homemade biochar.