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Bioneers 2019 Conference – “Seeding the Field: Growing Transformative Solutions”

Worldviews create worlds. Our civilizational crossroads reflects a crisis of consciousness. Everything’s going to change, and the only question is how.

For our 30th conference, “Seeding the Field: Growing Transformative Solutions,” we’ve assembled a visionary program reflecting decades of transformative solutions and trail-blazing pathways that this growing community has so brilliantly developed.

An idea whose time has come is unstoppable. Please join with us to help realize 30 years of transformative solutions and make the Revolution from the Heart of Nature and the Human Heart.

Bioneers is inspiring and realizing a shift to live on Earth in ways that honor the web of life, each other and future generations.

Bioneers is an innovative nonprofit organization that highlights breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet. Founded in 1990 in Santa Fe, New Mexico by social entrepreneurs Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simons, we act as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges.

A celebration of the genius of nature and human ingenuity, Bioneers connects people with solutions and each other. Our acclaimed annual national conference and local Bioneers Network events are complemented by extensive media production including a vibrant online media presence, award-winning radio and podcast series, book series, and role in third-party media projects such as Leonardo DiCaprio’s movie The 11th Hourand Michael Pollan’s best-selling book The Omnivore’s Dilemma.

Our dynamic programs and initiatives focus on game-changing initiatives related to Restorative Food Systems, Biomimicry, Rights of Nature, Indigeneity, Women’s Leadership and Youth Leadership.

Regenerative Sourcing and Supply – Online Class

Regenerative Sourcing & Supply — Learn to Engage with a System, not a Chain

This course is designed for companies and brands seeking to engage directly with healthy soil solutions and regenerative agriculture through purchasing and supply chains.

Kiss the Ground and Terra Genesis International (TGI) have come together to respond to the loud request from the natural products industry. We’ve heard your desire to work in a way that contributes to regeneration. And also your question “How do we do it?” Building on the success of Kiss the Ground’s Soil Advocate Training, and TGI’s experience from over a decade of working on regeneration, this course will create a community for brands to explore their questions together, and to take concrete steps towards regeneration.

The National Heirloom Expo

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….

Silicon Valley Wine Auction Grand Tasting

Sip, sample and bid! Meander Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, enjoy an individual picnic lunch as you taste over 150 wines from 40+ Santa Cruz Mountains vintners, and bid on over 200 wine lots in the silent auction.  Launched in 2015 by the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation, the Silicon Valley Wine Auction showcases the diversity of the valley – from a long a storied history of pioneering vintners of making local wine – to a social innovation ethos that champions transformative education. Now in its 5th successful year, the Silicon Valley Wine Auction has raised over $3.7 M to support innovative programs, initiatives, and activities benefiting children in our community.

Real Food Real Stories with Tracy Harding of Capay Valley Farm Shop

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 with Tracy Harding of Capay Valley Farm Shop. As the general manager of this community-owned social enterprise, she manages the marketing and distribution of food from 40 family farms to the San Francisco Bay area. This dynamic rural food hub and the agricultural producers in the region have long been at the leading edge of sustainable farming and the local food movement.

Join us to hear Tracy’s story! We promise you’ll leave with nourished and inspired.

Free, but RSVP is required!

Tastes & Tales of Terra Madre Dinner – Sonoma

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.

Real Food Real Stories – with Finn Oakes and Lauren Anderson of Steadfast Herbs

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!

Rural Justice Summit

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

Patagonia & Surfrider Present: Storytelling for the Environment – Food For The Future

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.

 

Horizon Workshop – Transform the Future – San Jose

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.