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Missouri Organic Association Invites Public to Workshops

The Missouri Organic Association (MOA) meets February 2-4 at the Union Station Mariott for their annual conference, with a packed schedule of educational and thought-provoking events that are open to the public. “The most special thing about this year’s conference is Jeffrey Smith and his Seeds of Deception presentation which helps people understand that they do have a choice when it comes to the food they eat,” said MOA board chair Sue Baird. “It’s a great opportunity for people to hear the truth about their food sources.”

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Missouri Organic Association Invites Public to Workshops at Organic February 2-4 at Union Station Marriott
Calling all urban and suburban farmers and gardeners…and even gardener wannabes!

The Missouri Organic Association (MOA) meets February 2-4 at the Union Station Mariott for their annual conference, with a packed schedule of educational and thought-provoking events that are open to the public.
“The most special thing about this year’s conference is Jeffrey Smith and his Seeds of Deception presentation which helps people understand that they do have a choice when it comes to the food they eat,” said MOA board chair Sue Baird. “It’s a great opportunity for people to hear the truth about their food sources.”

Keynote speakers include:

  • Jeffrey Smith, bestselling author and spokesperson on the health dangers of Genetically Modified Organisms, presenting “Seeds of Deception,” how the world’s most powerful agricultural biotech companies mislead critics and put our health at risk
  • Jordan Rubin, respected natural health expert, author of more than 20 books and founder of Garden of Life, on “Taking Organics to the Next Level.”
  • Jeff Moyer, Rodale Institute Farm Director, teaching a full day workshop on soil fertility

Don’t miss these popular events & classes!

  • Slow Food St. Louis’ own Kelly Childs’ workshop on “Entrepreneurship for Farmers,” and “Using Social Networking to Market Organic Products” with Lane McConnell,
  • Organic cheese making with Janet Hurst – Everybody leaves this workshop with a big grin on their face and a big round of cheese they made themselves – talk about satisfaction!
  • Learn about Culinary & Medicinal Herbs with Tina Colfax of the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas
  • Local chefs Josh Galliano and Gregory Heal go knife-to-knife in the Seed to Plate organic cooking contest
  • “Organic & Native Herbs for Food and Medicine” with Jon Wood Pittman

Eight tracks of workshops include:
Consumer health - Mark Bittman’s documentary film “What’s Organic About Organic?”, nutritional and health issues of non-organic foods.
Alternative gardening methods - bio-dynamic gardening, companion planting and using beneficial insects.
Soil fertility - composting and raised bed gardening.
Vegetable gardening - shitake mushrooms, corn, bee keeping and organic sprouts.
Greenhouse growing – melons, flowers, tomatoes and bell peppers, berries and vertical growing and organic pest management.
Organic grains - soybeans and corn.
Organic livestock - backyard chickens, dairy goats, red wattle hogs, fish and prawn aquaculture and grass-fed beef.
Fruit trees and berries including grafting, grapes and blueberries.
Cost is $195 for the entire 3-day conference and $95 for single day registration. For details and a schedule, go to http://www.missouriorganic.org/Events/MOAAnnualConference.aspx.

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