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Nevada County Welcomes Farmers

Farmers from all over the country are coming to Grass Valley this weekend. They will be here to attend the third annual Nevada County Sustainable Food and Farm Conference. Eric Dickerson is one of the founders…

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There will be several workshops and seminars. Dickerson says one of the featured speakers will be Joel Salatin and his family that runs a farm in Virginia called ‘Polyface’, where they have developed new ideas in small and sustainable agriculture…

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Other speakers include former NBA player Will Allen, who has founded a business called ‘Growing Power’, and a talk by Temra Costa, author of “Farmer Jane: Changing the Way We Eat.” Workshops will be held at the Grass Valley Charter School on Auburn Street, adjacent to the Veterans Hall, where the speeches will be conducted. The conference runs all day Saturday and Sunday. Dickerson says about 300 people attended last year.  (For ticket and other information, visit www.foodandfarmconference.com)

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