ATTEND: Workshop Schedule Now Available for LI Food Conference

The Sierra Club Booth in 2011/Courtesy photo

The Sierra Club Booth in 2011/Courtesy photo


Food justice, backyard oystering, healthy eating, school gardens, soil amendments, chefs as game-changers, community garden toolkits, pesky pests and beneficial bugs: the schedule of workshops for the Long Island Food Conference has just been posted and there are exciting presentations for everyone from the beginning gardener to the locavore to the politicized eater.

The conference, previously known as the Small Farm Summit, will take place on Saturday, April 25, from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Hofstra University. If it is anything like the previous events, it will bring together a variety of growers, cooks, eaters and consumers for stimulating and useful workshops and a lot of networking.

“This year’s Long Island Food Conference is a way to educate the broader Long Island community about growing food, eating healthy and our local sustainable food movement,” says Stephen A.W. Searl Director of Land Conservation North Shore Land Alliance which is coordinating the event. “There was a tremendous turnout and response from the nearly 1,400 participants who attended the 2011 and 2012 Small Farm Summits and we look forward to building on these efforts through the Conference’s educational workshops, children’s events and networking opportunities.”

Registration is $35 and $15 for college students. Elementary, high school and Hofstra students are free, but they still need to register. There is a full slate of children’s events as well.

Edible Long Island is a sponsor of the Long Island Food Conference.

Long Island Food Conference

April 25, 2015 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
c/o North Shore Land Alliance
151 Post Road Old Westbury 11568