Growing Power Inc and Growing Food and Justice for All Initiative (GFJI).
Growing Power’s Urban and Small Farms Conference Committee is excited to announce a request for Makers, Hackers and Healers. As part of Growing Food and Justice for All Initiative’s (GFJI) strategic work in reconnecting Food, Culture and Spirit, we are creating a ‘Marketplace’ for skill sharing in a variety of formats.
We also hope that healers who practice Reiki, energy work and other traditional practices offer opportunities to share their craft and practices.
This years conference theme “Building a Fair Food Economy to Grow Healthy People” will truly be activated in the Makers Marketplace. The space will cultivate the spirit of sharing, arts and culture.
We are looking for people to curate hands on learning and sharing activities
1) 90 minute workshop demos- (offered concurrently with conference workshop breakout sessions) to provide in depth opportunities for learning/sharing and making within the conference format.
2) 20 minute demos- (offered in the Maker Marketplace through out the conference) to provide quick learning experiences, information sharing, recipe demos and tastings. You may opt for multiple demo times to highlight your work
3) Three Hour long maker or tech skill share intensive- (Sunday, 11/9 from 1pm to 4pm) this is an opportunity to share your craft, skill or trade and for participants to have the opportunity to learn from presenters in a longer format. We also hope seed savers, artisanal food makers, permaculturistas, policy initiators and activist/makers use this time to broaden and strengthen our movement. Please designate the maximum number of people that you can accommodate and a materials cost if applicable.
Healing arts and culture sharing space in this “Market Place” will be made available through out the conference for people to grow, share, and heal.