[montanafood_ag] SPECIAL INVITATION: AERO 37th Annual Meeting October 28th-30th Lakeside

Lyra Leigh-Nedbor lyraleigh at gmail.com
Thu Oct 20 10:25:10 MDT 2011

The Alternative Energy Resources Organization is excited to announce our 37
th Annual Meeting.

This year’s meeting promises to be an unforgettable experience not to be

This is a great opportunity to connect with Montana’s alternative energy and
sustainable agriculture community, network and participate in an
extraordinary weekend.

We have an amazing slate of *farm tours* and *round table* discussions, as
well as deliciously prepared *local food* in a beautiful setting.

Keynote *Philip Ackerman-Leist* is a renowned farmer and teacher in
Environmental Studies joining us from Green Mountain College.

Where he:

   - Started Cerridwen Farm, a student run, animal-powered operation in
   -  Pioneered sustainable agricultural education at Green Mountain College
   in both undergraduate and graduate programs.
   - Helped establish criteria for College’s Dining Hall local & regional
   purchases in 2007 and continues to provide support to for the Sustainable
   Purchasing Initiative.


   -  A founding member and officers of the nonprofit Rutland Area Farm &
   Food Link (RAFFL).
   - Board member for the Vermont Sustainable Agriculture Council.
   - Board member for the Poultney-Mettowee Natural Resources Conservation
   - Wrote *Up Tunket Road: The Education of a Modern Homesteader* (2010).
   - Currently working on a new book focused on Local food in conjunction
   with the Post-Carbon institute and Chelsea Green Publishing.

All this While simultaneously running a small farm operation of 30 heads of
American Milking Devons and building a homestead.

The weekend kicks off on *Friday October 28th *with farm tours beginning at
1pm and runs through Sunday early afternoon.

In addition to our regular registration we are also offering a student rate.
 Food and registration packages available on our website. Housing is an
additional cost, but cabins for groups of 10 or more are available for $12
per person per night, but hurry they will fill up.

The weekend’s events will take place at the Glacier Camp &Conference

More information, including a schedule and registration is available on our
website: www.aeromt.org

I’ve also attached a PDF of our events poster, please feel free to share it
with those who may be interested!

I look forward to seeing you Lake Side.


Lyra Leigh-Nedbor

*Lyra Leigh-Nedbor*
*Board Member*
*Alternative Energy Resources Organization (AERO)*

*AERO has been building communities by linking people, sustainable
agriculture and energy solutions since 1974.  If you're not already a
member, please join us today at
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