Summer Solstice Conference

Chesapeake CRAFT’s 7th Annual Summer Solstice Conference will be held at Mountain View Farm at the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship on Monday June 25, 2018 from 9:30am-4:00pm. There will be a FARM TOUR of Mountain View after the sessions! Join our mailing list for more information!

Please register for lunch here:

Omnivore Lunch

Vegan Lunch


Suggested donation of $15 (at the door, lunch included) helps us feed the conference and run all of CRAFT’s other programming.


Welcome & Registration 9:30-10:00

Session 1: 10:00-11:00

Body Mechanics and Stretching to Farm for the Long Haul (Kate Powell, Wild Sacred Journey)

Managing a Whole Diet CSA (Rob and Mo Moutoux, Moutoux Orchard)

Protected Culture Growing (Mk Barnet, Open Book Farm and Ali Haney, Shenendoah Seasonal)

Session 2: 11:15-12:15

Hot Peppers!! (Casey Gustowarow and Dana Rybak, The Farm at Sunnyside)

Goat Enterprises (Molly Kroiz, George’s Mill Farm and Deb Dramby, Willowsford Farm)

What’s Next: Transitioning from Employee to Owner (Panel: Liz Whitehurst, Owl’s Nest Farm and Katherine Collins, Arcadia Farm)

LUNCH: 12:30-1:30 (Provided by The Sweet Farm, Woodsboro, MD)

Session 3: 1:30-2:30

DC Food Justice: Policies and Possibilities (Asha Carter, Dominique Hazzard, and Sarah Holway, DC Greens; Erin Close, Arcadia)

Crushing It At Farmer’s Markets (Stacey Carlberg, The Farm at Sunnyside; Attila Agoston, Mountain View Farm; Gale Livingstone, Rainbow Hill Farm)

Tractors and Equipment at Any Scale (Panel: Casey Gustowarow, The Farm at Sunnyside; Emma Jagoz, Moon Valley Farm; Rob Moutoux, Moutoux Orchard)

Session 4: 2:45-3:45

Crossroads and Community Foodworks

Pigs in the Orchard (Eliza Greenman, Hogtree)

FarmHack: Best New Inventions




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