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2015 Climate Conference


On February 5th, 2015, we continued our conversation on how to adapt farming strategies to climate change. The 3nd Annual Farming Adaptation Conference educated and empowered North Carolina farmers on issues of . We discussed impacts of climate change on agriculture, climate risk and variability on seed-saving, politics, seasonal extensions, hard data and spiritual coping, as well as permaculture solutions to climate change.

Our keynote speaker was Peter Bane, a permaculture teacher and site designer who has published and edited Permaculture Activist magazine for over 20 years. He helped create Earthaven Ecovillage in North Carolina, and is pioneering suburban farming in Bloomington, Indiana. Peter is the author of The Permaculture Handbook. Other speakers listed on Speakers Page.

2015 Conference Schedule


Thanks to everyone who helped make our 3nd Annual Farming Adaptation Conference a success! And thanks to everyone who came out to Amuse Bouche and/or the conference to join the conversation on building a more resilient food shed for the future of  NC.

Event Overview:

Amuse Bouche: a Pre-conference networking event at Fearrington Barn on Feb 6th. A Sampling of Perspectives on Climate Adaptation with NPR’s Frank Stasio.
Break out sessions for in-depth analysis of specific issue for large scale, medium, and backyard farmers along with foodshed activists.
Keynote Peter Bane, author of The Permaculture Handbook and editor of Permaculture Activist Magazing. Additional speaker bios can be found HERE
Local lunch from CCCC Natural Chef Program
Innovative Farm Tour led by Will Hooker

Thanks to all our Sponsors!

Fund 4 Democratic Communities
Central Carolina Community College
Mellow Marsh Farm, Inc.
Sierra Nevada
Chatham Marketplace
Counter Culture Coffee
Country Farm and Home Supply
Fair Game Beverage Company
Southeast Regional Climate Hub
Uwharrie Bank
National Center for Appropriate Technology
Center for Environmental Farming Systems
Rural Advancement Foundation International
Piggly Wiggly