Harvest Festival September 20, 2015 @ Sustainable Settings!

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9am – 4pm Harvest Speakers Series
4pm – 9pm Harvest Benefit Dinner and Dance

Sustainable Settings and Slow Money invite you to Celebrate the Bounty

This year we are partnering with Slow Money to co-present our guest lecturesSunday, September 20th. We will host a series of lectures bringing together leaders in the organic and biodynamic agricultural field. Movers and shakers in Sustainable Ag and Finance from our collaboration with Slow Money. Slow Money will host their Regional gathering here too. Sunday join us for a kick your heels up harvest dinner.

Harvest Speakers Series
Sunday, September 20th 9am – 4pm

This year we bring together leaders in the organic and biodynamic agricultural movement – practical visionaries in sustainable Ag, local-social investing, and emerging markets for real food.

Eliot Coleman is one of America’s leading practitioners of organic gardening and farming. He operates Four Season Farm in Maine and has authored numerous books, including New Organic Grower.
Mary Berry is the Executive Director of the Berry Center, which is putting Wendell Berry’s writings to work by advocating for farmers, land conserving communities, and healthy regional economies.
Will Harris runs White Oak Pastures, the largest organic farm in Georgia. He grows vegetables and raises 10 species of animals, most of which roam around in a model of farming based on the way animals graze on the Serengeti plains.

Elizabeth Candelario is the Co-Director of Demeter USA, the non-profit certifier of Biodynamic farms and products in the United States. She also serves as Board President for NOP.

Marco Vangelisti is a private investor and co-leader of Slow Money Northern California. He previously managed equity portfolios for foundations at Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co.

Michael Brownlee is co-founder of Local Food Shift, a non-profit organization that is building community resilience and self-reliance. The inaugural issue of Local Food Shift Magazine is due out this summer.

Stephen Grace studied novel writing with Stratis Haviaras, founding editor of Harvard Review, while caretaking a house where the poet T.S. Eliot lived. His newest book, Grow, is about the urban farming movement in Denver.

Brook Levan is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Sustainable Settings. He is a certified permaculture designer and consultant and an alumnus of the Institute for Social Ecology.

Woody Tasch is the Founder and Chairman of Slow Money. He pioneered the integration of asset management and philanthropic purpose in the 1990s as treasurer of the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation.

Sunday, SEPTEMBER 20th from 4pm to 9pm, Join us at the table.

Our annual Harvest Festival Dinner and Dance featuring our biodynamic/beyond organic food grown and raised at Sustainable Settings then harvested and prepared by our Valley’s finest chefs featuring:

Brett Thompson of The Pullman, Chris Lanter of Cache Cache, Will Nolan of The Viceroy, Wendy Mitchell of Meat & Cheese, Cooper Levan, and on dessert …Lee Liebmann!

Ranch tours and draft horse hay wagon rides start at 4pm, Dinner serves at 6pm.

Sample tastings of local Organic and Biodynamic wine, spirits, beer, cider, juice, and soda featuring Jack Rabbit Hill/Peak Spirits, Marble Distilling, Roaring Fork Brewery, Aspen Brewery, Big B’s Organic Juices, Rock Canyon Coffee and Carbondale Soda.

Each year honoring a local organic farmer pioneer.

Live music by Let Them Roar and Coal Town Reunion Band.

DON’T DELAY! Reserve your seat at the table!
Seating is limited and we sell out every year

Thank You

to Our Event Sponsors for Leading the Way to Future Harvests

• Alpine Bank
• Adam and Melony Lewis
• True Nature Healing Arts
• Raven Gallery
• Garfield and Hecht


Support our educational programs in sustainable agriculture, green development, land stewardship and a more secure local food shed. Sustainable Settings aims to inspire discovery of viable solutions to help move us toward a responsible, regenerative future — one that promotes healthy local economies, local energy and food security, provides hope, and changes lives.

BENEFIT TICKETS $150 each, KIDS 12 & UNDER FREE Call 970-963-6107

or email [email protected]

Each year we witness the power of demonstration. By being here on the ground, Sustainable Settings is…. building fertile soil to produce healthy safe local food, educating and inspiring young ranchers/farmers, implementing renewable solutions to our energy needs, designing and building green buildings, and working with our neighbors to build an interdependent and resilient community email [email protected] phone 970-963-6107 website www.sustainablesettings.org Located in the Crystal River Valley, 5 miles south of Carbondale at 6107 Highway 133. 


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About the Author: Tania Van Pelt is the creator of Happiness Series. She is a writer and content creator, working in film, tv, and online. She wrote the popular lifestyle book "Ageless Diet," published in late 2015. And she is currently working on her next book. She also developed a sitcom pilot set in the restaurant business called "Employees Only TV" and is developing another web series comedy about Denver.

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