Posted by: wadahp | September 27, 2010


The Ebey’s Forever Conference is intended to provide tangible tools, inspiration and fun to individuals striving to make a difference in their own community.

The 3rd Ebey’s Forever Conference features a new slate of behind-the-scenes hands-on workshops, music, and a taste of Ebey’s – hosted by leading voices in agriculture, historic preservation and sustainability. This year’s focus is the ‘Next Generation,’ which includes the people, ideas and directions that meet today’s challenges while creating a desired future.

On Friday, November 5th, the conference begins with the biggest community potluck of the year at the historic Crockett Barn, 6-8pm. Bring your favorite dish and your friends; music, entertainment and beverages provided, free to the public.

On Saturday, November 6th, join keynote, Anthea Hartig of the National Trust for Historic Preservation can at Camp Casey Conference Center to explore how preserving a community’s culture and history can lead to developing a desired future. Break-out educational sessions will follow the keynote, then enjoy a lunch of local food from Whidbey Island, field trips throughout Ebey’s Reserve, and an old-time pie social. Examples of field trips and workshops include tours of historic barns, young farmers on their land, cooking demonstrations, and a behind-the-scenes look at historic buildings. Youth-friendly tours explore historic forts and an old-growth forest.

For more information and registration, please see their website.

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