Alternative Food Summit Application

Hosted by Willow Creek Farm Preserve, August 19-23rd, 2019, 8am – 4:30pm for HS students 14-19 years of age

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Willow Creek Farm preserve is a regenerative organic farm and benefit LLC. on 135 beautiful acres in Montgomery County. Our mission is to connect people and nature to strengthen the health and well being of our community. We offer U-pick berries, a universally accessible Seed To Share Garden™ from which 100% of the vegetables are donated to local food pantries, and farm based educational programming.

EQUALITY
We value the inherent uniqueness and contributions of all by embracing and celebrating our differences.

PARTNERSHIP
We develop strong, purpose-driven social connections between individuals, families and organizations.

EMPOWERMENT
We challenge people to think and act differently about health and the natural world through education.

WHAT IS A REGENERATIVE FARM? WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REGENERATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE?

The dictionary defines sustainable as: “able to be used without being completely used up or destroyed; able to last or continue for a long time”.   In other words, sustainability is about maintaining systems without degrading them. And it is about keeping things much the same without progressing.

Regenerative practices are based on sound ecological principles that rejuvenate the soil, grasslands and forests; replenish water; promote food sovereignty; and restore public health and prosperity—all while cooling the planet by drawing down billions of tons of excess carbon from the atmosphere and storing it in the soil where it belongs.

WILLOW CREEK ALTERNATIVE FOOD SUMMIT APPLICATION 

We’d like to get to know a little bit about all Willow Creek Alternative Food Summit prospective participants – please answer the questions below so we can begin to get to know you and determine if you would be a good fit for our program.

*Please note – We hope to fill our program with a diverse group of individuals with different backgrounds and levels of experience and knowledge relating to a healthy food system – there are no right answers to these questions, they’re just a way for us to get to know you better. Please answer honestly.  We look forward to reading your responses!

*Once accepted to the Willow Creek Alternative Food Summit program, candidates will be notified by email. 

At that time, prompt payment of the program fee of $295 is required to ensure participation.  Thank you!