Community Agriculture Conference

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The Community Agriculture Conference is an annual event to learn about all things gardening and urban agriculture. Gardeners of all levels are welcome to attend! Sessions are presented by experts from the community.

Saturday, February 11, 2023
Delmar Divine, 5501 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63112

Thank you to our 2023 Sponsor Forrest Keeling Nursery!
The conference will be both in-person and virtual. The keynote presentation and three select sessions will be streamed for free for those who are not able to attend in person. For this 14th annual conference, we’re excited Tyrean “Heru” Lewis, Founder and Owner of Heru Urban Farming our as keynote speaker! He has worked hard to make real change in his community’s access to high-quality healthy food.

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Conference Schedule & Sessions

Tickets for the in-person conference are SOLD OUT! Registration for virtual conference tickets will be available until Sunday, February 5, 2023.

The session descriptions, parking information, and more are listed on the conference registration page.

8:40 am *Keynote Presentation: Soul Farmer, Tyrean “Heru” Lewis

10:15 – 11:25 am Sessions

~ *Growing Mushrooms at Home, presented by Mike Snyder, WildWise Botanicals
~ Farming From Scratch, presented by Tyrean “Heru” Lewis, Keynote Speaker, Founder and Owner of Heru Urban Farming
~ FULL SESSION: Help Pollinators & Increase Your Harvest, presented Nicole Miller-Struttmann, Webster University; Aimee Dunlap, University of Missouri, St. Louis; Gerardo Camilo, Saint Louis University; Nathan Muchhala, University of Missouri, St. Louis; Kyra Krakos, Maryville University; Peter Hoch, Missouri Botanical Garden; Ed Spevak, Curator of Invertebrates for Pollinators, Saint Louis Zoo

12:25 – 1:35 pm Sessions

~ *Wild Edibles of Missouri, presented by David A. Guthrie, Naturalist, Powder Valley Nature Center
~ Growing Microgreens 101, presented by Mary Densmore, Bee Simple City Farm
~ Schoolyard Animal Husbandry, presented by Melissa Breed-Parks & Jessica Mathis, Maplewood-Richmond Heights School District

1:50 – 3:00 pm Sessions

~ *Free Plants in the Kitchen Garden, presented by Jessica Blessing-Patterson of DIG – Annuals and Perennials
~ FULL SESSION: Lacto Ferment Your Garden Produce for Better Gut Health, presented by Mary McFerson
~ What is Therapeutic Horticulture?, presented by Lisa Ann Douglas, Healing Seeds of Eden, LLC
~ FULL SESSION: Land Trust Garden Update, presented by Matt Schindler, CEO, Seed. St. Louis

*The keynote presentation and select sessions will be streamed for free for those who cannot attend in person.

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