Our Mission Statement

World on Your Plate works to restore the Earth:

  • By promoting sustainability for farmers, farmworkers, and consumers alike
  • Advancing education and action on issues on food safety, security, and sovereignty
  • Creating a table where all are welcome


Arturo S. Rodríguez

As president of the United Farm Workers of America, Arturo S. Rodriguez is continuing to build the union Cesar Chavez founded into a powerful voice for farm workers by increasing its membership and pushing historic legislation on immigration reform and worker rights. Rodriguez led negotiations with the nation’s major grower associations to fashion the agricultural provisions of the bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill that passed the U.S. Senate in 2013. He and the UFW worked closely with the White House, meeting with President Obama, over the President’s executive order on immigration issued in November 2014.

Linda Black Elk

Linda Black Elk Linda (Catawba Nation) is an ethnobotanist specializing in teaching about culturally important plants and their uses as food and medicine. Linda works to build curriculum and ways of thinking that will promote and protect food sovereignty, traditional plant knowledge, and environmental quality as an extension of the fight against hydraulic fracturing and the fossil fuels industry. She has written for numerous publications, and is the author of “Watoto Unyutapi”, a field guide to edible wild plants of the Dakota people. Linda is the mother to three Hunkpapa Lakota boys and is a lecturer at Sitting Bull College in Fort Yates, North Dakota. Since 2001, she has taught many courses from English, Math and Native American Studies, to Science Education and Ethnobotany.


Friday, October 6th 2017

5:00 P.M. - Registration
5:30 P.M. - Light dinner (soup & bread), Film Screening
7:15 P.M. - Movie discussion with Arturo Rodriguez

Vendors/Participants Volunteers Full Press Release

Keynote Speakers & Music

Saturday, October 7th 2017

8:30 to 12:00 P.M. - Registration
9:00 to 9:15 A.M. - Welcome and Introductions
9:15 to 10:30 A.M. - Arturo Rodriguez, President of the United Farm Workers
10:30 to 11:30 A.M. - Workshop I
11:45 to 12:45 P.M. Workshop II
1:00 to 2:15 P.M. - Organic Vegetarian Lunch
2:15 - 2:30 P.M. - Music: Kevin Doyle and Sol Y Sombra Quartet
2:30 - 3:30 P.M. - Linda Black Elk
3:30 - 5:00 P.M. - Celebration! Music by : Kevin Doyle and Sol Y Sombra Quartet; Also: Raffle, Auction, Seed Exchange, Last minute shopping/visiting our vendors, Refreshments
4:30 - 4:40 P.M. - Announcement of Raffle Ticket winners (winners must be present to claim their prize.)

Vendors - throughout the day (except during workshop times, when the room will be locked)

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