Food for Life 2016

Eighteenth Annual Food for Life Conference at Sequatchie Valley Institute near Dunlap, TN June 24-26, 2016

  Join us for a family friendly festival near Chattanooga, TN.  As an act of community, perched on the canyon walls of the ancient Cumberland Plateau, we will connect and open to the flow of energy that we all call food.  Most workshops will take place outdoors amid forest and gardens.  Camping included! january 2013 103



Workshops include:

* The Art of Fermentation.  Be a part of the fermentation revival! Learn to ferment healthful foods like sauerkraut, kefir, & kim chi at home.

* Plant walks discovering uses of our local plants.

*Health and Nutrition:  Joel Kimmons PhD, CDC Nutritionist

*Permaculture gardening & edible landscaping.

*An outdoor kids’ program including adventurous eating, composting,  hikes, games, theater, and more.437

*Mushroom Cultivation, including shiitakes, winecaps, and more!january 2013 136

*Food Preservation:  Canning, freezing, and drying

*Cooking with wood:  Dutch ovens, wood cook stoves, and outdoor clay ovens.

*Organic grain farming.

*Butchering your own healthy meat.

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*Brewing—sodas, meads, wine and liqueurs

*Tours of our hand-built solar homes, with emphasis on sustainable living.DSCN4027

*Theater, live music, and delicious local food!

 The program is intentionally affordable with an income-based sliding scale for the three-day event of $100-$200.  Saturday only:  $40-$100. Children under 9 yrs free, 10-16 yrs $10-$40/day. Prices include lovingly prepared nutritious meals, admission to workshops and children’s programs, and rustic camping. SVI members receive a 10% discount. We are a non-profit 501 (c) (3) educational organization, and proceeds help cover the costs of this and future educational events

Work trade is available.  Please contact us for details ASAP.  Local nutritious and ethically sound food trade or donations are encouraged.

To register:  call 423-949-5922/4598; or email SVI is located between Dunlap and Whitwell, 1233 Cartwright Loop, Whitwell, TN 37397; Facebook Sequatchie Valley Institute/Events.
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