Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) January 09, 2013
On January 9, Colle Farmers Market encourages the organic food community to attend the Lynn Carpenter-Boggs lecture on agricultural practices. The lecture, which is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 at Pilgrim’s Market, is a free community lecture on organic agriculture and producing an “economically viable, environmentally sound and socially responsible approach to agriculture.”
According to the CDA Press, “Since the passing of The Organic Food Production Act in 1990, the organic food industry in the U.S. has grown at a rate of 20-30 percent per year, making it the fastest growing sector in the food market.”
Lynn Carpenter-Boggs, a research leader of Washington State University's Biologically Intensive Agriculture and Organic Farming program, “focuses her program on identifying and applying strengths to study and document the effectiveness of BIOAg farming techniques,” reports CDA Press.
Colle Farmers Market is a leading advocate in the organic food industry and encourages those within the organic community to do their best to attend Boggs’ lecture. Education within the organic food industry is the first step towards a healthier world.
It’s apparent that WSU is committed to the organic industry, reports the article, as the University has a Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources. In addition, the University is responsible for creating the first four-year organic agriculture major in the country. According to the article, “WSU also established the Organic Farm in Pullman in 2003. In 2012 WSU received a $9.5 million gift from the founder of Pacific Natural Foods, Chuck Eggert, to build another 30-acre organic, student-based farm project, called The Eggert Family Organic Farm.”
Colle Farmers Market urges the organic community to take part in WSU’s forward thinking lecture on organic studies and look towards an organic future.
“Biologically intensive,” Carpenter-Boggs says, “means farming practices and systems that rely on biological processes that are renewable, non-polluting and mutually beneficial to both farmers and society.”
Colle is an E-Commerce enabled farmers market community that is passionate about sustainable consumption and responsible conservation. The Colle movement is dedicated to connecting natural product vendors, organic farmers and all people who are living an organic and natural lifestyle with the ultimate goal of using more sustainable farming and consumerism.