What: Southwest Indigenous Foodways Gathering and AZ Small-Scale Producers Forum
When: Wednesday, December 6th through Saturday, December 9th
Where: Sonoran Desert Inn and Conference Center, 55 South Orilla Avenue Ajo, AZ 85321
The 2017 Southwest Indigenous Foodways Gathering & Arizona Small-Scale Producers Forum not only sounds like a mouthful, it is one! This fun food forum will focus on food, seeds, agriculture, ranching, traditional farming methods, health, culinary youth mentorship, food sovereignty, and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Though it sounds like you’ll be up to your ears in activities, find time to attend panels such as Wisdom from the Past: What our foods and diets used to look like, or Making Medicines with Plants. Every day of this forum will present a new opportunity to attend a hands-on workshop, connect with food professionals from diverse backgrounds, and enjoy indigenous foods, music, and storytelling.
The Southwest Indigenous Foodways Gathering will conclude on Saturday with a public farmers’ market, highlighting food demos, local products, arts and crafts, and music.
The Southwest Indigenous Foodways Gathering is free for Indigenous Peoples, POC, residents of Ajo, youth (up to age 24), and agriculture producers. The cost is $200 (for all 3 days) or $75 (per day) for everyone else.
And if you can’t join the forum, check out the weekly Farmers Market in the Plaza next time you’re in Ajo.
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