Open Space NotesOpen Space Technology was used during the first day of the event. Open Space Technology structures the conference program in ways that enable participants to engage each other deeply and creatively around issues of concern. Open Space begins in a large group format for agenda-setting purposes. The agenda is set by participants, in real time, not by organizers or beforehand. The technique lets participants get their work done efficiently by allowing direct and immediate control of the agenda by attendees. Participants then move into smaller-sized discussion groups, which are shorter and fast-paced. Facilitators support, rather than control or stimulate the small group discussions. Open Space is a tool that enables a self-organizing group to deal with complex issues like justice and sustainability in a very short period of time. For a listing of topics and summaries of the Open Space workshops conducted during the conference, please see the Open Space notes, below.
Accessibility to proper food education for minorities and urban communities
Building Teal Orgs Ecosystem Builder – Worker Co-op and Self-Management
Connection Sustainable Ag and Entrepreneurship Programs
Ecology for Nonscientists and Social Sciences/Liberal Studies
Facilitating market access as part of a farmer training program
How can organic industry help incentivize agroecology and organic program in land grants?
How can we create a cohesive across-the-board curriculum for preschools?
How do we communicate the value of SFS work?
How to talk about privilege with service learner students and community members
Indigenous and Biodynamic Agriculture
Land Access for Beginning Farmers
Overcoming Convenience (Habit/Behavior Change)
Sustainable AG connection with communities with challenges
Urban high school to sustainable agriculture education program pipeline
What about eating bugs?