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Organic Goodies, from Garden to Table

NOFA-NJ (Northeast Organic Farming Association – the New Jersey

Chapter) and the Waldorf School of Princeton team up to offer a

full-day event, "From the Garden to the Table: A Conference

Celebrating Healthy Food," on Saturday, October 2, at 9 a.m. at the

school’s campus.

The conference features sessions on food policy, nutrition, cooking,

and organic gardening. Seminars cover such topics as Genetically

Modified Food Safety, Obesity and the Food System, Food as Medicine,

Pastured-Raised Foods, Preserving the Harvest, Autumn Cooking,

Biodynamic Agriculture, Soil, Pest & Weed Control, and Extending the

Growing Season.

The keynote is delivered by Anna Lappe, co-founder of the Small Planet

Fund and international commentator on food politics. Her first book,

"Hope’s Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet," co-authored with her

mother, Frances Moore Lappe, chronicles social movements on five

continents addressing the root causes of hunger and poverty.

In 2002 she was the first recipient of the Bioneers Youth Award. She

is currently a Food and Society Fellow of the Kellogg Foundation and

is working on her second book, "Grub: Ideas for an Urban, Organic

Kitchen."

The conference will offer healthy foods (for payment) in many forms

for both breakfast and lunch. Healthy lunch options will be offered by

Wild Oats Market-Princeton, Down to Earth-Red Bank, and the Waldorf

School. Lunch will also feature live music by Banish Misfortune, a

Princeton-based acoustic trio that specializes in traditional or

"roots" music of North America.

The conference winds down with a tour of both the Waldorf School’s

educational organic garden and adjoining Orchard Farm, a 2-acre

NOFA-NJ certified organic vegetable farm.

From the Garden to the Table, Saturday, October 2, 9 a.m.

to 3 p.m., the Waldorf School. Registration fee: $45. Register at

www.nofanj.org.


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