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Oprah Magazine winner keynotes Ebey’s Forever

Registration is now open for the second annual Ebey’s Forever Conference and Community Event, Nov. 6-7, on Central Whidbey Island.

Join the Trust Board and its more than 25 partner organizations to explore and experience America’s rural roots in the nation’s first historical reserve up close and personal.

Ebey’s Forever Conference & Community Event features a new slate of behind-the-scenes field trips, hands-on workshops, music and a “taste of Ebey’s,” hosted by leading voices in agriculture, historic preservation and sustainability.

Whether you are a local resident, visitor, or striving to make a difference in your own community, the conference will provide you with tangible tools, inspiration and it will be fun.

Judy Wicks, nationally recognized food entrepreneur promoting local economies through service, community, employees and the natural environment will keynote the conference. Wicks founded Philadelphia’s White Dog Cafe and the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies. The Alliance brings together small business leaders, economic development professionals, and community leaders to promote flourishing local economies. She has won numerous awards including Oprah Magazine’s “Amazingly Gifted and Giving Food Professionals.”

“Last year’s 30th anniversary Ebey’s Forever Conference was a pretty big success,” said Mark Preiss, Reserve Manager, in a news release. “It was a powerful gathering of partners, visitors, and local residents celebrating and working to sustain the Reserve’s rural heritage for future generations to enjoy ... we’re pleased to have a great group of partners and guides and speakers join us in the second Ebey’s Forever conference this November.”

A conference schedule, program, registration and volunteer information are available online at www.ebeysforever.com. Cost of the event is $20 per day.

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