2016 Keynote – Biological Resiliency: Finding Community in all the Right Places
Michael Phillips is known across the country for helping grow healthy fruit.The community orchard movement that he helped found provides a full immersion into the holistic approach to orcharding.
His keynote will discuss how nature goes about building soil health to bring biological advantages to the fore. The evolution across biological kingdoms points relentlessly to cooperation and support networks as the way to proceed in life. These are lessons that humans need to take to heart — sooner rather than later. Plant wisdom will come to life as Phillips discusses the different pathways that sustainable agriculture can take to maximize cooperation and support networks.