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The Ecological Farming Association
|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
|Use California Relay: Yes|
|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|
|Funding Source:||See Description Notes|
Sustainable Agriculture Programs
|This record last modified March 22, 2016|