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FAMU to Host “Conversations with An Agrarian Elder”

Florida A&M University will be hosting an event on Earth Day, Saturday, April 23, starting at 3:30 PM at Indigo Bistro, 1690 Raymond Diehl Rd, Tallahassee  32308. The workshop is titled “Conversations with An Agrarian Elder” and will feature internationally renowned organic farmer, Jim Gerritsen.

Jim Gerritsen

Jim Gerritsen

Event Agenda:

  • 3:30pm – Organic farming, growing the best potatoes
  • 5:00pm – Building Food Integrity in the Organic Community
  • EARTH DAY Feast – A delightful supper of seasonal locally sourced produce from our local farmers, deliciously prepared by Tallahassee’s Indigo Bistro Organic Restaurant.

Registration Information:

For additional information contact: Florida A&M University StateWide Small Farm Program/College of Agriculture and Food Sciences. Jennifer.Taylor@famu.edu 850-412-5260.


More Information About Jim Gerritsen:

Jim Gerritsen, along with his wife Megan, is an organic farmer who has owned and run Wood Prairie Family Farm in northern Maine for 40 years. Wood Prairie Family Farm became certified organic in the early 1980s and produces Maine Certified Seed Potatoes, seed crops, vegetables, and grain. 



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