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Save the Date! Strengthening the Roots Seed and Justice Convergence

Hey There!

That’s right, it’s happening once again: the 6th annual Strengthening the Roots Seed and Justice Convergence will be taking place at UC Santa Cruz from February 22-24, 2013. 

Maybe you’ve been to a convergence in previous years, and you remember the inspiring speakers, interactive workshops, bomb food, and interesting and excellent people you met there. For the new folks, Strengthening the Roots is weekend-long student organized event that brings together students, community members, seed savers, gardeners, farmers, and food justice activists to share skills and resources while building relationships with one another.

sustainability and Justice Convergence

This year, some particularly exciting components of the summit include:

~ Speaker Panel on Saturday, February 23 from 7-10pm – including Dr. Vandana Shiva

~ Seed and Culture Exchange – Saturday, February 23 from 5-6:45 pm

~ A series of interactive workshops in seed saving/stewardship, creating local seed library and cooperative networks, creating and managing student-gardens/farms, building beginner farmer programs, and developing fair trade systems.

~ Open spaces for dialogue allowing for participants to actively facilitate discussions and take action on meaningful topics.

 Whether you’re new to the food movement or an old hand, this is not an opportunity to be missed!

To Register: please visit this linkPlease note that Registration closes Jan. 30th. Make sure to register early!

For updates about the conference and more information about the program, check out our Facebook event.

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Posted in California Student Sustainability Coalition Magazine.