If you couldn’t make it to the 2018 TOFGA Conference or want to hear what other attendees’ experiences were like, check out scholarship winner Morgan Ehmling had to say.
“From this conference and my interactions with its participants, I’ve learned that we are no longer in an environmental epoch of simply giving back what we take from the Earth, but rather, we find ourselves in a crucial international moment that implores each of us to find ways to push past this cycle of give and take and begin to create regenerative systems of agriculture. Sustainability in the simplest sense is about maintenance, but the human forces acting upon the land and seas of this planet have historically extracted much more than we have given back. The farmers and gardeners I met during my time at TOFGA are using innovative collaborations between humans, machines and nature to not only decrease the carbon footprint of organic agriculture in Texas, but to provide resilient agricultural structures that work to give back so much more than they take.”
Read the entire summary here. Join us in thanking Morgan for joining us and sharing her experience and Slow Food Austin for all their support.
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