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The Ecological Farming Association

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General Agency Information
Name:The Ecological Farming Association
Alternate Name(s):ECO FARM
Ecological Farming Association
Address:2901 Park Ave., Ste. D-2
Soquel, CA  95073
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-763-2111
 Use California Relay: Yes
Email Address:info@eco-farm.org
Website:www.eco-farm.org
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday, 9-5
Description:EcoFarm is a non-profit educational organization founded in 1981. For over three decades, EcoFarm has facilitated the inception and continued development of an ecologically sustainable and just food and farming system. Through educational conferences, training programs, on-farm events and communications initiatives, we pursue a safe and healthful food system that strengthens soils, protects air and water, encourages diverse ecosystems and economies, and honors rural life.

FUNDING SOURCE: We are funded through contributions, business sponsorships, membership donations, foundation support, and grants.
Mission:EcoFarm's mission is to nurture safe, healthy, just, and ecologically sustainable farms, food systems, and communities by bringing people together for education, alliance building, advocacy, and celebration.
Programs:EcoFarm Conference: With over 70 workshops offered each year, the EcoFarm Conference is the oldest and largest sustainable agriculture gathering in the western United States.

Ecological Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (EFRA)
Leveraging the Farmer Fellowship Program and the broad ecological agriculture community brought together by EcoFarm, the farmer-led Ecological Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (EFRA) was established to further the success of Triple Bottom Line ecological farmers and ranchers through member-led, collaborative programs.

The Ecological Farming Association's Water Stewardship Project provides education and outreach materials about implementing on-farm water conservation measures.

The California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN: The Ecological Farming Association is a member of CalCAN- a coalition that advances policies to support California agriculture in the face of climate change.

Genetic Engineering News: news service providing updates on GE issues that threaten the health and safety of ecologically-sustainable agriculture.

Organic Stone Fruit Jubilee: A Central Valley event with fruit tasting and sales of over 60 varieties of peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots, and pluots, as well as live entertainment, farm tours, a Kids Craft corner, jam making, a Japanese tea ceremony, flower arranging, stone fruit drinks, artisan treats and pies.

Hoes Down Harvest Festival: This two-day celebration of the harvest season offers an opportunity to enjoy rural life on an organic family farm with educational tours, workshops, hay rides, food, music, kid's arts and crafts, nature walks, storytelling, games, a petting zoo, and terrific contests.

Leveraging the Farmer Fellowship Program and the broad ecological agriculture community brought together by EcoFarm, the farmer-led Ecological Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (EFRA) was established to further the success of Triple Bottom Line ecological farmers and ranchers through member-led, collaborative programs. Projects include information resources; business development, financial, management, and legal services; access to affordable inputs; equipment sharing; work for viable farm-gate prices; liability and health insurance; and policy advocacy, among other possibilities.
Languages other than English:None
Accommodations for Disabled:Call for Information
Public Transportation:Available Within Four Blocks
Eligibility:Open to All
Fees:Annual Dues
Areas Served:California
United States
Worldwide
Funding Source:See Description Notes
 
Officials
 

Ken Dickerson
Executive Director
ken@eco-farm.org

Subject Headings
 Advocacy
Educational Programs
Private Nonprofits
Sustainable Agriculture Programs
Training
Workshops
This record last modified March 22, 2016

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