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Intensive / Rotational/ Holistic Grazing on Small Acreage – Workshop

The effectiveness of rotational grazing for improving forage growth and storing carbon in soils depends on many factors, one of the most important of which is adaptation through experiential knowledge and decision making. This workshop will build on the experience of 4 ranchers as they have practiced holistic or rotational management in various geographic contexts with different herd types. The workshop will include an overview of development of a grazing plan, how to observe plant recovery and adaptive management in the context of small acreage. We will also discuss intensive rotational grazing for smaller livestock (goats, chickens and pigs), which are becoming increasingly important in food systems due to the cost of land and production. Following the workshop, we will tour Fiesta Farm, and overview their rotational system. Presenters include Joe Morris (Morris Grassfed Beef), Mark Biaggi (Tomkat Ranch), Rebecca King (Monkeyflower Ranch), Sarah Lopez (Fiesta Farm), and Rich Casale (retired NRCS). Please register in advance to reserve your space: pam.krone@noaa.gov.

Food Champions – From Farm to Workplace

The Herbal Highway – Radio Show and Online

94.1 FM – www.kpfa.org/program/the-herbal-highway , Now On Tuesdays at 1:00 PM

The Herbal Highway enhances the community’s knowledge of herbal medicine and alternative choices to standard medical practices for healing. In order to have balanced life, The Herbal Highway actively supports and promotes Indigenous land rights, protection of sacred sites and the sustainability of the
Earth as integral parts of individual, community and global healing.
Hosted and produced by Karyn Sanders and Sarah Holmes.

Blueberries in Abundance

Yes, blueberries can thrive and produce abundantly in Santa Clara County!

Join UC Master Gardener Jeff Jenks to learn how to maximize your success with blueberries. Types of blueberries and varieties that do well in our area will be discussed. Planting, feeding, watering, pruning, and harvesting will also be covered.

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.

Free Screening of “The Biggest Little Farm”

Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST), Patagonia Palo Alto, Kitchen Table AdvisorsSlow Food South Bay and Hidden Villa are pleased to invite to you the free screening in San Jose of The Biggest Little Farma film that chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature.

Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, The Biggest Little Farm provides us all a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet.

Doors will open for the screening at 6:00. Come early and meet representatives from local farming groups, or enjoy some refreshments from the concession stand. The film will start promptly at 7:00 PM and has a runtime of 1 hour, 32 minutes. 

Supporting Beneficial Birds and Managing Pest Birds – Webinar

Beneficial birds can help farmers keep pest insects, rodents, and pest birds at bay. They act the same way that beneficial insects do in helping with pest control. The overwhelming majority of songbirds are beneficial during nesting season because they feed pest insects to their voracious nestlings. Farmers may be able to reduce their pest-control costs by providing habitat for these beneficial birds and by only targeting detrimental birds at the right time and place. Wild Farm Alliance and two avian ecologists will present on: a) How birds’ diets, foraging strategies, and nesting periods affect the farm, b) How best to manage and co-exist with pest birds, c) Why on-farm habitat and the surrounding landscape influences pest control, and, d) What farmers can do to make farms more bird-friendly and resilient. With this webinar and associated Supporting Beneficial Birds and Managing Pest Birds booklet, we aim to help all farmers and farm consultants make the most of birds on farms.
Jo Ann Baumgartner, Wild Farm Alliance; Sara Kross, Columbia University; and Sacha Heath, Living Earth Collaborative

The Reducetarian Summit

The summit will take place over three days in Washington D.C. at The Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel. The goal of the Reducetarian Summit is to bring together people and perspectives from all corners of the world to explore strategies and tactics for reducing societal consumption of animal products and ending factory farming. In addition to several moderated panels, lightning talks, and fireside chats, a greater emphasis will be placed on skills building workshops and curated networking opportunities. The Reducetarian Summit also features a full expo showcasing delicious plant-based food. The Reducetarian Summit is designed to complement the The Reducetarian Cookbook (Hachette Book Group) The Reducetarian Solution (Penguin Random House).

This two-day conference will bring over 500 participants from various industries including tech entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists, journalists, environmentalists, CEOs, animal advocates, nutritionists, effective altruists, academics, students, and non-profit executives to engage with nearly 100 speakers, panelists, and exhibitors.

Jonathan Safran Foer with Samin Nosrat: “We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast”

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents
JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER with SAMIN NOSRAT
We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
Hosted by Sherry Gendelman

Novelist and essayist Jonathan Safran Foer joins chef/author Samin Nosrat (Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat) on stage for a high-spirited event that tackles our primary global crisis and
eloquently persuades us to eat differently.

In We Are the Weather, Jonathan Safran Foer explores the central global dilemma of our time in a surprising, deeply personal way. The task of saving the planet will involve a great reckoning with ourselves with our all-too-human reluctance to sacrifice immediate comfort for the sake of the future. We have, he reveals, turned our planet into a farm for growing animal products, and the consequences are catastrophic. Only collective action will save our home and way of life. And it all starts with what we eat and don’t eat for breakfast.

“Foer’s message is both moving and painful, depressing and optimistic it will  force readers to rethink their commitment to combating ‘the greatest crisis humankind has  ever faced.'”  Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of the novels Everything Is Illuminated,  Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and Here I Am, plus the nonfiction book Eating Animals. His work has received numerous awards and has been translated into thirty-six languages. also serves as a board member for Farm Forward, a nonprofit organization that implements innovative strategies to promote conscientious food choices, reduce farmed animal suffering, and advance sustainable agriculture.

Samin Nosrat is an Iranian-American chef, author, TV host, and food columnist for The New York Times Magazine. There is an exceptionally popular Netflix docu-series based on her bestselling cookbook, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat.

Sherry Gendelman, a practicing attorney (criminal defense) and volunteer consulting attorney, was an Executive Director of the SF Grey Panthers, former Chair of Pacifica Radio Board, and is currently the producer of KPFAs popular Sunday morning show, Piano.

Sunu – a film about Mexican Maize Farmers and Their Struggle Against GMO’s

A documentary by Teresa Camou Guerrero about one of the worlds greatest treasures. Free film screening followed by a panel discussion by  food justice community leaders.  Sunu is is Spanish with English subtitles.