2013 MOSES ORGANIC FARMING CONFERENCE
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ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
The MOSES Conference brings together a lively group of farmers, activists, educators, students and professionals. Along with stimulating workshops and exhibits, the conference offers a great slate of activities to keep the joint jumping!
Conference Kick-Off Thursday 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Who will be the 2013 MOSES Organic Farmer of the Year? Find out at the MOSES Conference Kick-Off! Plan to arrive at the conference in time to catch this inspiring opening session.
Poetry Slam Thursday 8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The well received and popular Poetry Slam is back for a third year! Poetry doesn't just come to life, it bounces off the walls in this popular spoken-word event. Hosted by Kristen Underwood, co-director of ArtHaus in Decorah, Iowa, the MOSES Poetry Slam is a good-natured, supportive environment for all—with extra points for food-and-farming-themed writing! Sign up to present two minutes or less of your own poetry in "Original Voices," join in the "Slam," a high-spirited competition complete with applause-o-meter and prizes, or simply come to enjoy the show. Sign up via email: email@example.com.
Film Screenings Thursday – Saturday
Here's what is showing in the screening rooms: Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?; Farmageddon; Brunswick; Symphony of the Soil; and Dive! All films screen multiple times so you can fit a flick into your conference schedule.
Morning Yoga Friday & Saturday, 7 – 8 a.m.
Revitalize with yoga before starting your conference day. Yoga is for all ages and body types. Come dressed in comfortable clothes that promote easy movement, and bring your own yoga mat or a large beach towel.
Children's Show Friday 7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
The always fun and popular Children's Show is back! Young conference attendees perform an original play and design and build a simple set. Costumes are provided. Rehearsals happen during the conference-provided childcare. This show is entertaining for all and kicks off a wonderful evening of music and dance.
Dance to the Pheromones Friday 8 p.m. – Midnight
Cut loose and get your compost cooking. Digging deep in the gut bucket rock, jump blues and rock-a-billy crop rotation, the Pheromones (John Navazio, lead singer and rhythm guitar; Glen Borgerding, bass and vocals; Martin Diffley, lead guitar and vocals; David Edminster, saxophone; Gene Mealhow, drums; Meg Moynihan, percussion and vocals) will have you dancing like sweet summer's sweat. They’ll play a few waltzes, polkas and country 2-steps, too! Of course, all ingredients are certified organic performed by organic farmers!
Book Reception Saturday Noon – 1 p.m.
Atina Diffley, retiring MOSES board member, will share insights and stories from her engaging memoir, Turn Here Sweet Corn. Meet the author, enjoy refreshments and pick up a book to have signed!