NOFA-NY will hold two gatherings, back-to-back, April 7, 2016. The first is from 3 pm to 6 pm. There will then be a light dinner. The second gathering is from 6:30 pm to 9 pm. The gatherings and dinner will be held in the Community Space, Green Star, Ithaca. Come for either session and get a bite to eat before or after, free of charge.

Please join NOFA-NY for this brainstorming session in Ithaca and help create NOFA’s New York Organic Action Plan. It is a chance to work together for the future we want.

National Policy Consultant Liana Hoodes and Board member and farmer Elizabeth Henderson will facilitate. Jonathan Latham of the Bioscience Resource Project has been asked to speak briefly.

More from NOFA-NY: Tell us what you think is working and what is not working for organic farming and food in NY. Share your thoughts on how NOFA-NY can play a stronger role in creating a food and farming system that is socially just, environmentally resilient, and economically vibrant. Help set NOFA-NY priorities for organic advocacy and policy.

Topics to be discussed: Environmental stewardship, Organic transition and incentives, Health, Cultural and Social Change, The Marketplace, Research and Education.

If you love to imagine a more organic future for New York State, please RSVP to Liana Hoodes [liana (at)] or Elizabeth Henderson [elizabethhenderson13 (at)]. We welcome your participation in creating the organic action plan for New York.

You can also contribute your thoughts online at:

Read about the successful Organic Action Plan Gathering held at the 2016 NOFA-NY conference this February: