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This calendar lists each week's notable events with a focus on sustainability and its economic, social and environmental components. To get your event added, contact Joanne Benkley, Assistant Director, CEEDS. To have information about your event or activity sent to all campus e-mail accounts, submit it to eDigest.

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Events Off Campus

39th NOFA Summer Conference
August 9, 2013
August 10, 2013
August 11, 2013
Regular conference of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA). This year's keynote speaker is Atina Diffley, organic farmer, consultant, activist, and author of the 2012 memoir, "Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works". Atina's advocacy has addressed the pressures of suburban development, and she has been a leader in the struggle to stop the notorious polluters, Koch Industries from building an oil pipeline over her land and throughout the state of Minnesota. The conference also includes more than 200 workshops (on topics like organic farming, gardening, land care, draft animals, homesteading, sustainability, nutrition, food politics, activism, and much, more), music and dance, farmer's market and more. Visit the website for complete information.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Events Off Campus

Community Celebration
August 17, 2013
of All Things Local. View a photo exhibit of local, small-scale farming; Taste deliscious local food; Live Music; Schmooze with All Things Local members and community. If you can, RSVP:
104 North Pleasant Street, downtown Amherst (next to Food for Thought Books, near CVS downtown)
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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