Over 100 nationally and internationally acclaimed on-topic speakers. Join us in three unique speaker halls, all with their own format. Choose from individual speakers, expert panels, or in-depth roundtable discussions.
More details coming….
Tagged animals, art, bees, class, education, fair, farm, farming, food advocacy, food education, food justice, food policy, garden, health, heirloom, Local food web, nature, organic food and farming, our environment, plants, regional food web, Seed exchange, slowfood, soil, sustainability
Join the Slow Food Sonoma County North Chapter for their bi-annual, Tastes & Tales of Terra Madre Dinner to celebrate Slow Food and their chapter’s delegates to Italy’s Terra Madre in 2018! Three delegates represented Sonoma County North: Kathy Matonak (chapter leader), Kelly Osman (Oz Family Farms), and Ellen Shick (food writer). Come join us as we hear Tales of their adventures and have Tastes that are inspired by this international food event.
Tagged culinary, dining, food advocacy, food education, food justice, food policy, fundraiser, organic, regional food web, slowfood, wine
What comes to mind when you think of wellness? Trendy ingredients, Instagram influencers, yoga retreats?
This spring, hosted by Asana, we’re rounding out the conversation. Wellness isn’t just pretty images of self-care. Wellness is mental, emotional, spiritual, and communal health. More importantly, access, privilege, and diversity must be included in the conversation.
Join Asana for a meal + story along with Finn Oakes and Lauren Anderson of Steadfast Herbs. They started Steadfast Herbs in 2014 in Pescadero, CA, offering medicinal seedlings, fresh herbs, and a line of holistic plant medicines to support folks in caring for their physical, mental and emotional health.
Come hear Lauren and Finn’s stories! We promise you’ll leave nourished and inspired.
Free, but RSVP is required!
Tagged culinary, education, farming, food education, food policy, herbs, holistic, local, Local food web, medicinal, medicine, regional food web, sustainability, wellness
This year’s theme is “Creating a Road Map for Change”. Friday will feature a Welcome by Professor Mario Sifuentez, director of the Center for the Humanities at UC Merced, and a day of tracks focused on farmer justice, youth organizing, immigration, labor, climate, incarceration, and story-telling. Art and music will infuse these conversations with inspiration and empowerment.
The goal with the Rural Justice Summit is to open channels of communication between researchers and community members– including advocates and organizers– about historic and current struggles for access to resources in the Central Valley. After our 2016 launch we realized there is a need to continue to host this summit as a place for both conversations and action, the Rural Justice Summit is now a major annual event. Every year our waiting list is almost as long as our list of attendees. We find ourselves booking larger spaces every year and now for 2019 we are expanding our event to two days. Our core organizing team has also expanded to include the UC Davis Center for Regional Change and Dulce UpFront Arts Collective.
The Summit draws diverse participants from across the State of California and from other states with similar challenges. While our audience is primarily rural Californians, we have had participants from Montana, Colorado and Arizona — states where rural residents are marginalized and immigration policies have a negative impact.
Each year, we focus our strategic conversations around a set of key rural issues that Summit participants have decided need urgent attention. These include immigration reform and response; improving access to clean water for underrepresented rural residents; incarcerations impacts on communities; and building political power and voice in youth communities and through local elections. In 2019 the Summit will also be a key organizing space for the Farmer Justice Collaborative.
With our 2019 theme –Creating a Roadmap for Change — we will be focusing conversations on practical, actionable steps for moving the Valley towards justice. We want to change the narrative of rural California– and in doing so, change the landscape.
NOTE: Friday registration is required, Saturday no registration is required
Tagged art, culinary, demo, education, fair, farm, farming, food advocacy, food education, food justice, food policy, harvest, health, land use, nature, our environment, plants, regional food web, sustainability
Patagonia Palo Alto & Surfrider San Mateo County Present:
Storytelling for the Environment: Food For the Future
This series focuses on how to tell our stories to create positive impact. It will be an evening of music, art, food, drink, and film, including a short screening of the film Of the Sea, about California fishermen and sustainability. There will also be presentations by, and discussions with local folks who are all part of sustainable fishing, farming, ranching, and food distribution. We will discuss sustainable practices and how these are essential to ensuring abundant food for our future.
Tagged education, fishermen, fishing, food education, food justice, food policy, movie, music, seafood, sustainability, sustainable
In March, MTC and ABAG will host five public workshops where you will be asked to identify the right suite of transportation, land use, economic development and resilience strategies to create a better future for the Bay Area in the year 2050. The workshops will present three different “futures,” then ask which strategies will produce the best outcomes for each. Input from the workshops will assist MTC and ABAG with our long range planning effort. The events are two hours each and are located in venues around the region.
Tagged education, farming, food advocacy, food justice, food policy, land use, local, Local food web, nature, our environment, regional food web, transportation