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2019 Joint Chamber Mixer Calendar

Thursday, March 7th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The UPS Store
111 Bank St., Grass Valley
Dave Elliot
(530) 272-6000

theupsstore.com

Thursday, April 18th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Headshots with a Purpose
Gold Miners Inn, 121 Bank Street, Grass Valley
Joy Porter
(530) 913-6045

windingroadimagery.com

Thursday, May 2nd
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital
155 Glasson Way, Grass Valley
William Hodges
(530) 274-6000

www.snmh.org

Thursday, May 30th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Saint Joseph's Cultural Center
410 South Church St., Grass Valley
Deb Rossovitch
(530) 272-4725

www.saintjosephsculturalcenter.org

BLOCK PARTY!

Thursday, June 13th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Union
464 Sutton Way, Grass Valley
Julia Stidham
(530) 273-9561

www.theunion.com

Thursday, June 27th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Empire Mine State Historic Park
10791 E Empire St., Grass Valley
Steve Sanchez
(530) 273-8522

www.empiremine.org

Thursday, September 12th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Sierra Harvest
Food Love Farm, 16200 Lake Vera Purdon Rd., Nevada City
 Miriam Limov
(530)  265-2343

www.sierraharvest.org

Chili Cook-Off

Thursday, September 26th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

C21 Cornerstone
101 Boulder Street, Nevada City
 Mike Bainbridge
(530)  652-2884

www.c21cornerstone.com

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Feb
7
Thu
Sierra Harvest’s Sustainable Food & Farm Conference @ Nevada Union High School
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

FEBRUARY 7TH – 10TH, 2019

NEVADA UNION HIGH SCHOOL IN GRASS VALLEY, CA

The mission of Sierra Harvest’s Sustainable Food & Farm Conference is to:
-stimulate and motivate members in our community to become active in our local food and farm movement
-educate through internationally recognized, dynamic speakers
-foster a sense of community within our local food and farming movement, and
-bring greater awareness and support to our local food and farming movement.

By far, it was the best agricultural conference I have attended, very positive with practical information that I can put to use on my own farm as well as within our publications as we provide valuable information for other farmers.
Marissa Ames, Editor, Goat Journal

Information about Farmer Discounts can be found here.

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

Thursday Field Days, Feburary 7th, 2019

QUICKBOOKS FOR THE SMALL FARMER

Learn how to set up QuickBooks and use it to get the info you need to run your af business profitably.

Presenter: Marie Gibson Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor and a member of Intuit’s National Speaker and Writer Network.  Learn more

Thursday Feb 7th 9am-5pm

Workshop Fee: $40 per person, includes lunch

WHOLE ANIMAL BUTCHERY – AN IMMERSIVE, HANDS-ON BUTCHERING WORKSHOP

Learn the delicious economy of meat. How to prepare your own meat and use all parts of the animal.  Learn more

Presenter:  Gracie Schatz: Chef, Butcher, and Farmer with a goal to help others deepen their connection to their food.

Thursday Feb. 7th 12pm-5pm
Workshop Fee: $75 per person, includes lunch

AGTECH2019 – INNOVATIONS IN TECHNOLOGY FOR SMALL AG
MAKING TECH WORK FOR SMALL DIVERSIFIED FARMS AND RANCHES

Hosted by the Nevada County Tech Connection.

Bringing together farmers, software developers, funders, and others who are interested in learning about how technology can support local food and livestock production. Join us for a provocative and inspirational conversation about agriculture and technology and how it can benefit small farmers. Learn more

Thursday Feb 7th: 2pm-5pm
Workshop Fee: $25

 

Friday Field Days, Feburary 8th, 2019

FARM TOUR

A conference favorite! Get out and see first-hand what innovations Nevada County farmers and ranchers are using to create more sustainable systems.  The farm tour sells out every year! Learn more.

Friday, Feb 8th 8am-4:30pm
Workshop Fee: $80 per person, includes lunch

SEEDS FOR LIFE: GROWING AND SAVING SEED

Learn how to grow and select seeds adapted to this climate.
With Rowen White, director of Sierra Seeds and project coordinator for Indigenous Seed Keeper Network. Learn more.

Friday, Feb 8th 10am-3pm
Workshop Fee: $75 per person, includes lunch

CHEESE MAKING WITH RUTH BLEAU OF BLUE OAKS RANCH

In this hands on workshop, learn how to make delicious cheeses from a Swiss cheesemaker in her creamery at Blue Oaks Ranch.  Learn more.

Friday, Feb 8th  10am-3pm
Workshop Fee: $75 per person, includes lunch

Saturday, February 9,  Keynote Speakers & Farm Expo

farm conf keynotesKEYNOTE SPEAKERS
9am – 4:30pm
Nevada Union High School, Grass Valley
Learn and get inspired by nationally recognized leaders in the sustainable food and farm movement:  Paul Miller and Dru Rivers of Full Belly Farm, Doniga Markegard of Markegard Family Grass-Fed LLC & and Jeff Lowenfels, best-selling author!  In the afternoon, attend an in-depth session with Paul and Dru, Doniga, or Jeff for a more intensive learning session. Register now!

SUSTAINABLE FOOD & FARM EXPO
8AM – 4:30PM

Nevada Union High School, Grass Valley
While you are at the conference on Saturday, visit our Food & Farm Expo. Learn more about products and services available for sustainable homesteaders, farmers and ranchers, and get entered to win free merchandise!

EVENING MIXER 
5pm – 7:30pm

Join fellow conference goers for a mix and mingle at a local brewery. Come for drinks and conversation, and meet new friends with similar interests (we’ll help you do that!).

Sunday, February 10 – Food & Farm Workshops

tractor workshopSUSTAINABLE FOOD & FARM WORKSHOPS
9AM – 3:45PM
NEVADA UNION HIGH SCHOOL, GRASS VALLEY

Come for a full day of 20 workshops on a wide variety of food and farming subjects for the homesteader, farmer, rancher and gardener – there is something for everyone! Classes are taught by local experts, and topics range from beekeeping, carbon credits, grafting, agro-tourism, canning, internet marketing, cover cropping and more.  During lunch, network with other participants based on your favorite food and farming interest areas.

Information about Farmer Discounts can be found here.

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Feb
9
Sat
6th Animal Film Festival @ Gold Miners Inn
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Earlybird tickets available through December 15, 2018. Prices increase after that date.

The 6th Animal Film Festival event info:
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Gold Miners Inn Ballroom, 121 Bank St., Grass Valley, CA
Doors open 6pm, Visit tables hosted by local animal groups and AFF sponsors!

Show starts at 7pm – 9:30pm

Special Guest, Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder and president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), followed by a program of short films.
The Vegan Van pop-up restaurant in the parking lot serving delicious, hot food.


Sunday, February 10, 2019
Nevada Theater, 401 Broad St., Nevada City, CA
Doors open 10am – 4pm
Short, student, documentary, animated and scripted films screened throughout the day. Enjoy delicious, hot, vegan lunch by Chef Ramona, served in the lobby during intermission.

Through beautifully produced, compelling films, CAPE’s Animal Film Festival entertains and inspires audiences to celebrate the animals in our lives and around the world. Films explore animal welfare, animal rights, the human/animal bond along with amazing efforts people are making to improve the lives of animals.

To ensure a balance of films that entertain as well as educate, the AFF also screens funny, warm-hearted and joyful films – get ready to get inspired and to have fun at the same time! These are not to be missed films!

Please stay tuned as the film line up will be announced towards the end of December 2018.

NO DOGS. WE APOLOGIZE BUT BOTH VENUES THIS YEAR DO NOT ALLOW DOGS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

All proceeds from this event benefit CAPE animal rescue

Feb
10
Sun
6th Animal Film Festival @ Nevada Theater
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Earlybird tickets available through December 15, 2018. Prices increase after that date.

The 6th Animal Film Festival event info:
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Gold Miners Inn Ballroom, 121 Bank St., Grass Valley, CA
Doors open 6pm, Visit tables hosted by local animal groups and AFF sponsors!

Show starts at 7pm – 9:30pm

Special Guest, Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder and president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), followed by a program of short films.
The Vegan Van pop-up restaurant in the parking lot serving delicious, hot food.


Sunday, February 10, 2019
Nevada Theater, 401 Broad St., Nevada City, CA
Doors open 10am – 4pm
Short, student, documentary, animated and scripted films screened throughout the day. Enjoy delicious, hot, vegan lunch by Chef Ramona, served in the lobby during intermission.

Through beautifully produced, compelling films, CAPE’s Animal Film Festival entertains and inspires audiences to celebrate the animals in our lives and around the world. Films explore animal welfare, animal rights, the human/animal bond along with amazing efforts people are making to improve the lives of animals.

To ensure a balance of films that entertain as well as educate, the AFF also screens funny, warm-hearted and joyful films – get ready to get inspired and to have fun at the same time! These are not to be missed films!

Please stay tuned as the film line up will be announced towards the end of December 2018.

NO DOGS. WE APOLOGIZE BUT BOTH VENUES THIS YEAR DO NOT ALLOW DOGS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

All proceeds from this event benefit CAPE animal rescue