Texas Organic Farmers & Gardener Association (TOFGA) presents the 2014 Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Conference January 30 through February 2 at the DoubleTree Hotel at IAH.Do you want to be a farmer? Need tips on organic gardening methods? Want to add chickens or goats to your backyard?Come meet Houston area farmers and gardeners. Meet the farmers and gardeners who bring food to your farmers markets, HEBs, Central Markets, and Whole Foods stores.This three day conference connects you to a family of farmers and gardeners whose ethics, dedication, and appetite for fun define Texas Natural and Organic Food.Banquet Saturday, February 1
Keynote Speaker - Forrest Pritchard, (pictured) farmer and author of Gaining GroundForrest Pritchard is a professional farmer and writer, holding degrees in English and Geology from William and Mary. His farm, Smith Meadows, has been featured on NPR, the Washington Post and Parade Magazine.One of the first “grass finished” farms in the country, Smith Meadows has sold at leading farmers’ markets in Washington DC for fifteen years.His book Gaining Ground, A Story of Farmers’ Markets, Local Food and Saving the Family Farm was named a Top Ten Book by Publishers Weekly, Washingtonian and NPR’s The Splendid Table.