Presented by Long Hungry Creek Farm and the Institute for Sustainable Practices at David Lipscomb University, the conference will dive deeply into soil, tilling methods, making fertilizer, dealing with insects, organic food and health, and more. Presenters include Eric Smith of Bug Tussle Farms, Susanna Lein of Salamander Springs Farm, Jeff Poppen ("The Barefoot Farmer") and farmer and scientist Hugh Lovel.
Sessions follow three tracks: the science of organics, backyard gardening, and Food: The Best Medicine.
The cost of the conference is $100, which includes parking, all sessions, exhibitor space, a Saturday night square dance and three meals prepared from local ingredients. (Students can attend for $50, low-income participants for $25. Anyone wishing to attend but unable to pay can do volunteer work in lieu of the fee.)
Get more information and a conference schedule at the Tennessee Local Food Summit page on Facebook.
There's a link for registering at the Facebook page, or pay at the door. For additional registration information, contact Anne Nicholson, email@example.com, 615-426-3395.