Astoria, Ore.– Farming, food and community resilience are on the agenda at the second annual Grow the Coast conference, on Saturday, November 23 at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The conference offers workshops, resource information and displays on a wide range of food and farming topics,from pasture management and cultivating mushrooms to strategies for purchasing farmland and how to successfully market and sell what you produce. Tractors and farm tools will be on display throughout the day. Keynote speakers will be, Susannah Morgan, CEO of Oregon Food Bank and Garry Stephenson and Lauren Gwin of the OSU Small Farms Program.
Tickets for Grow the Coast cost $20 for an individual, and $35 for two from the same farm or business, with breakfast, lunch and snacks included. Some scholarships are available. Tickets are available at www.growthecoast/eventbrite.com, or contact North Coast Food Web (503) 325-8573 or Food Roots at (503) 815-2800, . A full list of workshops and speakers and more conference information is available at www.northcoastfoodweb.org/growthecoast. Grow the Coast is made possible with the support of Meyer Memorial Trust, Northwest Health Foundation, Oregon State University Extension and Vacasa Vacation Rentals.