Our annual fundraiser, growers, chefs, musicians and our communities join together to celebrate the bounty of the season. Each year we witness the power of demonstration. By being here on the ground, Sustainable Settings is….building fertile soil to produce healthy, safe, local biodynamic food, educating and inspiring young ranchers, farmers and our community. We are implementing renewable solutions to our energy needs, designing and building green buildings, and working with our neighbors to build an interdependent and resilient community.
Best food and drink you’ll ever put in your mouth…feeds the soul this one does…
Dress– ranch casual be prepared for any kind of weather, we will be outside.
Each year we witness the power of demonstration. By being here on the ground, Sustainable Settings is….building fertile soil to produce healthy safe local food, educating and inspiring young ranchers/farmers, implementing renewable solutions to our energy needs, designing and building green buildings, and working with our neighbors to build an interdependent and resilient community.
Located in the Crystal River Valley, 5 miles south of Carbondale at 6107 Highway 133 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation Federal Tax ID #84-1610236
Check out what happened at past Harvest Festivals
In years past we have partnered with Slow Money to co-present our guest lectures. We hosted a series of lectures bringing together leaders in the organic and biodynamic agricultural field. Movers and shakers in Sustainable Ag and Finance.
We bring together leaders in the organic and biodynamic agricultural movement – practical visionaries in sustainable Ag, local-social investing, and emerging markets for real food.
Eliot Coleman is one of America’s leading practitioners of organic gardening and farming. He operates Four Season Farm in Maine and has authored numerous books, including New Organic Grower.
Mary Berry is the Executive Director of the Berry Center, which is putting Wendell Berry’s writings to work by advocating for farmers, land conserving communities, and healthy regional economies.
Will Harris runs White Oak Pastures, the largest organic farm in Georgia. He grows vegetables and raises 10 species of animals, most of which roam around in a model of farming based on the way animals graze on the Serengeti plains.
Elizabeth Candelario is the Co-Director of Demeter USA, the non-profit certifier of Biodynamic farms and products in the United States. She also serves as Board President for NOP.
Marco Vangelisti is a private investor and co-leader of Slow Money Northern California. He previously managed equity portfolios for foundations at Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co.
Stephen Grace studied novel writing with Stratis Haviaras, founding editor of Harvard Review, while caretaking a house where the poet T.S. Eliot lived. His newest book, Grow, is about the urban farming movement in Denver.
Brook Levan is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Sustainable Settings. He is a certified permaculture designer and consultant and an alumnus of the Institute for Social Ecology.
Woody Tasch is the Founder and Chairman of Slow Money. He pioneered the integration of asset management and philanthropic purpose in the 1990s as treasurer of the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation.