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Meet Your State Legislators to Talk About Sustainable Food
April 28, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Forum on Sustainable Agriculture & Food in the North Bay
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Ralph Grossi, Petaluma Rancher/Farmer, California Agricultural Vision
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.
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