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Sustainable Food and Community - Join us! September 15-18th, Port Townsend, WA

The Northwest Earth Institute ( would like to personally invite you to our bi-annual conference in beautiful Port Townsend, Washington.

This year's conference theme is building healthy communities and food systems one conversation at a time. Whether you have participated in an NWEI discussion course, volunteered with us, or are simply interested in local and sustainable food systems, you are cordially invited to join us for three inspiring days of speaking events, workshops, delicious locally sourced food, and great friends, old and new.

About the Venue Fort Worden State Park and Conference Center features a 434-acre green-space with the incomparable beauty of over 2 miles of saltwater shoreline and forested walking paths, resting on a high bluff that overlooks the Puget Sound. All programming and accommodations are located on site, within brief walking distance to downtown. With a location like this, it is sure to be a memorable event. We have chosen Port Townsend as our host city because of the incredible work by The Port Townsend Steering Committee to encourage a vibrant local food system and engage over 800 local residents in Menu for the Future discussion groups. The Details What: NWEI's Bi-Annual North American Gathering

Where: Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, Washington
When: September 15th-18th
How: To register or for more information, please call us at 503.227.2807. Anyone on our staff is happy to answer questions about programming, accommodations, and anything else you might like to know. For detailed information on rates and accommodations, click here. *** And if you register by July 31st, you will receive a free copy of our brand new sustainable food systems discussion course, due out in September! ***   Here are just a few conference highlights:

  • Keynote address by famed urban agriculture farmer, Will Allen, named one of TIME's top 100 most influential people in the world in 2010
  • Edible landscaping and permaculture workshops
  • An interactive workshop with Kurt Hoelting, author of Circumference of Home
  • Guided hikes, beach walks, and morning yoga
  • Workshop on Port Townsend's community activism
  • Screening of the documentary I AM
  • Locally sourced meals
  • Jefferson County Farm tour
  • Saturday lunch at the Port Townsend Farmer's Market
  • Opportunities to engage in NWEI discussion courses

We hope you will considering joining us for this bi-annual event! We very much look forward to meeting you and gathering to celebrate the beauty and bounty of the incredible Pacific Northwest. For the Earth, Deborah McNamara and the NWEI Staff *If you haven't yet - please visit our Blog to stay up to date with NWEI!




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