the organic magic of moses
Ever since Peace Coffee started donating coffee to the Midwest Organic Farming Conference, I’ve been making the annual pilgrimage during the snowiest month of the year from the Twin Cities to LaCrosse, WI to caffeinate over 3,000 organic farmers from around the country. They come together each year to share best practices, swap stories, learn from experts, catch up with old friends and even find time for some square dancing too!
This year is particularly special to me as it marks my 10th anniversary attending. I was starstruck my first year when one of my sheroes, Dr. Vandana Shiva, the Indian author, ecofeminist and social activist was the keynote speaker. She warned the audience that “if we don’t build a movement today to protect seeds and reclaim farmer’s rights, that in our lifetime we will witness the total disappearance of biodiversity from our farms, of small farmers, and the end of real food and our food freedom.”