2021 Schedule of Events
Register by Tuesday, April 13th!
Topics and presenters will be added as they are finalized.
Content and discussions will be relevant to next generation and established producers as well as local food enthusiasts, educators, and community members.
|Thursday, April 15th, 2021|
"Creating & Using Educational Garden Spaces"
Monica Pless, Guidestone Colorado
|11 am-12:30 pm||Tours
Valley Roots Food Hub
Hallmark Ranch Alpacas
"Extreme Seeds - Grow, Adapt, Repeat"
Penn Parmenter, Miss Penn's Mountain Seeds
Rio Grande Farm Park
Cloud City Conservation
"Applying Permaculture Principles to High Altitude Small-Scale Production"
Michael Blazewicz, Round River Design
|6-7 pm||Happy Hour
Free for all event attendees. Registration required to receive product samples!
"Whiskey & Chocolate Pairing"
Amy Eckstein, Deerhammer Distillery
"Live! Fermented Food Demo"
Eddie Sandoval, Asian Palate
"Can Fermented Foods Boost Your Nutritional Health?"
Bre Rocksund, RDN
Andrea Earley Coen and Tom Plant
|Friday, April 16th, 2021|
|9-9:15 am||Introduction & Welcome
Guidestone Staff & Board
|9:15-10 am||Welcome Address
"Chaffee County Recreation in Balance: Supporting Ranchers in Addressing Recreation Pressures"
Cindy Williams, Envision Chaffee County, Recreation in Balance
"Growing Sense of Place with Agritourism"
Andrew Grossmann, Colorado Tourism Office
"Community Food Systems in a Time of COVID: Opportunities, Challenges, Realizations"
Wendy Peters Moschetti, Nourish Colorado
|10:05-10:50 am||3 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
"Values-Based Marketing to Attract Customers and Sales"
Heidi Anderson, theFarmBoard
"Make a Production of Your Farm Production, It's Virtually Easy"
Kelli Hepler, Colorado Agritourism Association
"The Might of Tiny Gardens"
Acadia Tucker, Author of Tiny Victory Gardens: Growing Food Without A Yard
|10:50-11:10 am||Self-Care Activity Break
|11:15 am-12 pm||3 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
"Dig In! Discover Opportunities to Deepen and Expand Market Channels by Linking Up with Food Access Programming and By Getting Involved with Policy"
Jessica Wright, Amy Nelms, and Wendy Peters Moschetti; Nourish Colorado
"Hungry for Collaboration: A Food Coalition Panel"
Kalie McMonagle, Civic Canopy
Jodi Walker, Kids at Their Best, Food Coalition of Morgan County
Liza Marron, San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition
Rachel Landis, The Good Food Collective
Sally Ayotte, Community Dietician, Nourish Colorado, Chaffee Local Food Coalition
"San Luis Valley Static Pile Vermicompost Project"
Patrick O'Neill, Soil Health Services, PBC
|12-12:15 pm||Grab your lunch!|
|12:15-1:15 pm||Keynote Address
"Local Seeds, The Key to Abundance and Resilience"
Bill McDorman, Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance
|1:15-1:30 pm||Thank You & Transition
|1:30-2:30 pm||Extended Conversations
Chaffee Local Food Coalition
National Young Farmers Coalition
Valley Roots Food Hub
|Saturday, April 17th, 2021|
|11 am-6 pm||Salida Seed Library Seed Bundle Pick-Up at Copper Kettle Apothecary (please pre-order)|