Meet Your State Legislators to Talk About Sustainable Food

Apr 28, 2012 1:00pm — Apr 28, 2012 4:00pm
Event Description:



Community Forum on Sustainable Agriculture & Food in the North Bay

 

Saturday, April 28, 2012
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

 

Featured Speakers Include:

Ralph Grossi, Petaluma Rancher/Farmer, California Agricultural Vision
 
Michael Dimock, Roots of Change, Future Of California Food Systems

Renata Brillinger, California Climate & Agriculture Network, Agriculture and Climate Change

Stacy Carlsen, Marin County Ag Commissioner

Stephanie Larson, UCCE Sonoma

Leonard Diggs, Shone Farm, Santa Rosa Junior College

Jim Reichardt, Sonoma County Poultry/Liberty Ducks

Michael Paik, People’s Harvest Food Hub

Leah Smith, Marin Agricultural Institute

Dr. Rachel Friedman, Veggie Prescription Project

Larry Martin, Slow Food Russian River

Paul Kaiser, Singing Frogs Farm

Torrey Olson, Gabriel Farm 

An increased awareness of sustainable agriculture and what it means to our health, environment and economic vitality is now fueling a growing awareness of obstacles faced by those who wish to farm sustainably. Challenges to our food system and the lack of access to healthier food for many remain key issues for people seeking to live healthier lives.

To address these as well as related issues, Assembly member, Michael Allen has invited a diverse lineup of individuals from academia, local governments, non-profit organizations, public health experts, working farmers and ranchers, specialists in climate change and more.

You are welcome to join along with distinguished speakers and panelists for an afternoon of discussion, sharing of ideas and the formulation of strategies for ensuring a future that is sustainable and viable for farmers, processors, distributors and consumers.

For that desired future to become a reality, we must do what we can to help farmers, growers and ranchers succeed. We must make the necessary infrastructure improvements to develop a more efficient food system network and remove the barriers preventing healthy food from reaching family tables in many neighborhoods.

Please partake in this important conversation about the future of sustainable agriculture with your community.

Location:
Santa Rosa, CA
Host/Organization:
Assemblymen Michael Allen