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|Doug spent 31 years with Trader Joe's Company, the last 14 years as a President, helping grow the business from a small chain in Southern California, to a nationally acclaimed retail success story. He developed their prized buying philosophy, created their unique private label food program, wrote and executed the Business Plan for expanding Trader Joe’s nationally...read more.|
|Dr. Aviva Romm is the women’s natural doctor. She has bridged her interests in traditional medicine with her knowledge of hard science for over 30 years. A Yale trained MD, Board Certified in Family Medicine with Obstetrics, she completed the Integrative Medicine Residency through the University of Arizona, and practiced Functional Medicine for two years at...read more.|
|Ben Hewitt lives in Cabot, Vermont with his wife, Penny, and sons Fin and Rye. Over the past 17 years, the Hewitt family has transformed an over-grazed pasture and neglected woodlot into a thriving homestead, producing an abundance of nutrient dense food in biologically active soils. Utilizing a combination of permaculture design, wildcrafting, and small-scale regenerative agriculture they call "practiculture," ...read more.|
|Leah Penniman is an educator, farmer, and food justice activist from Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, NY. She is committed to dismantling the oppressive structures that misguide our food system, reconnecting marginalized communities to land, and upholding our responsibility to steward the land the nourishes us. In her dual capacity as a public secondary school science teacher and...read more.|
|Jackson Koeppel grew up in New York City, and went to school at Oberlin College in Ohio. After participating in a five-day march against strip-mining Blair Mountain in West Virginia in 2011, Jackson Koeppel became committed to exploring alternatives to the extractive economy. While on a summer program in Highland Park, MI, that same year, Koeppel found a cause...read more.|
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT CFC 2014
CHANGED by Connecting by Mike Gioscia
"The key word is indeed connecting. You have to get out from behind your computer, log off your screen, meet some people, and talk face to face to make this connection with others who also want to effect change"....read more.
Veteran Liberation Writer Calls On Youth to Organize by Simon Rios
"Sonia Sanchez is in the green room of the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, wrapped in a jacket, gray dreads hanging down her face. Smiles cross the faces of young activists as they behold the elder writer, who was about to deliver a keynote address Friday at Connecting for Change."....read more