UUCLR Presents....

Cultivating Community: First Annual Spring CANAS Conference

UUCLR Presents will host the First Annual Spring CANAS Conference (Central Arkansas New Agrarian Society) on Saturday, April 26. It is a day-long series of workshops to be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Little Rock and is devoted to increasing food security and improving our local economy. Participants will learn how to plan, grow, source, and use the freshest local food in central Arkansas. The keynote address will be by Kathy Webb, Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance.

Tickets will be $25 for adults and $10 for children and are available at www.eventbrite.com. Look up CANAS on Facebook for more information.

Topics that will be covered at the conference include:

  • Food as Medicine
  • Home Brewing
  • Garden Planning
  • Preserving the Harvest
  • Raising Chickens
  • Gardening with Your Kids
  • Fish Farming
  • Natural Health and Wellness
  • Creating Natural Home and Body Care Products

Children are welcome to attend with their parents. Lunch is provided. Scholarships are available! To apply, please email canasconference@gmail.com.

The Central Arkansas New Agrarian Society is a coalition that aims to cultivate urban agriculture in central Arkansas by serving as a network of
community and cooperation. CANAS recognizes the fragile nature of the industrial food system and will address the needs of vulnerable
populations with urban mini-farms like the one-quarter acre Victory Garden Project. These farms will provide land access to surrounding residents as well as knowledge, tools, and resources that empower residents towards increased self-sufficiency .

Ultimately, CANAS desires to instill in the community the beauty and necessity of a closed-loop, local, and democratic food system.