Namu Gaji Farmer-Chef Dinner

Join Executive Chef Dennis Lee and Namu Farmer Kristyn Leach for a family style tasting menu at Namu Gaji in San Francisco’s Mission District. At Namu the flavors of your meal begin long before the cooks step into the kitchen. It begins by building community, building soil, and rebuilding heirloom seed stocks. To attend this … Continue reading Namu Gaji Farmer-Chef Dinner

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Dinner at SHED & book “Street Farm: Healing Community”

Enjoy a delicious dinner and discussion at the gorgeous Healdsburg SHED with farmer and author Michael Ableman. Receive his new book about his founding of the largest urban farm in north America: Street Farm: Growing Food, Jobs, and Hope on the Urban Frontier. Saturday, January 28, 2017, 6 pm. To attend this event please send … Continue reading Dinner at SHED & book “Street Farm: Healing Community”

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2016 Legislative Tracker Release Party

Join Roots of Change and the California Food Policy Council for the release party of the 2016 Legislative Tracker and the 1st Score Card in the heart of the Farm to Fork Capital, Sacramento. Join change makers from all over the state to celebrate advances in food policy and our Good Food Champions in the … Continue reading 2016 Legislative Tracker Release Party

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Barnraiser Crowd Funding Campaign

Help us Raise the Roof – Support our Barnraiser Campaign! By backing this campaign, you help us improve our advocacy work. We can show politicians there is a real political movement growing in our state. When you back us you get to choose from an amazing list of gifts that reflect the beauty and bounty … Continue reading Barnraiser Crowd Funding Campaign

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Celebrating The Hands That Feed Us!

Join ROC and Anna Lappe for a special family-style dinner at The Brower Center with Alice Waters and other special guests followed by a FREE event with Eric Schlosser, Joann Lo from the Food Chain Workers Alliance and other food worker leaders to celebrate the hands that feed us and toast the wins of the … Continue reading Celebrating The Hands That Feed Us!

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The State of the State’s Food Politics

In the past few years, state legislators have deliberated forward-thinking food and agriculture-related legislation. Proposals have included supporting farmers using climate-friendly practices, strengthening the state’s diversion of food waste into compost and putting state funding into healthy food incentive programs. Join us for a discussion of the current state — and the future — of food … Continue reading The State of the State’s Food Politics

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Eat Drink Film Festival

Next week for Food Day on October 24th, Roots of Change is co-sponsoring the Eat and Drink Film Festival’s special event. Four great full length films will be screened at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco and a number of shorts will be played at the Exploratorium for your joy and edification. From gastronomic romance … Continue reading Eat Drink Film Festival

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Activate Your Network Webinar

ROC is proud to feature Joann Lo, Co-Director of Food Chain Workers Alliance, and Frank Tamborello, Executive Director of Hunger Action Los Angeles in this webinar. Joann and Frank will highlight real world scenarios in how their organizations get their respective networks to engage in state and local policy making. This will be an informative … Continue reading Activate Your Network Webinar

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AB 1321 Press Event

Assemblymember Ting will hold a press event calling for Governor Brown’s signature for AB 1321 at the Heart of the City Farmers’ Market on September 30, 2015 at 10:30 am.  

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CAFPC Statewide Meeting Sep 21 & 22

The statewide meeting will be held at two different locations: 9/21: Governors Office, Council Room, State Capitol, Sacramento 9/22: CDFA, Auditorium, 1220 N Street, Sacramento

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CAFPC SoCal Region Meeting

The SoCal Regional Meeting is scheduled for Friday, August 28th. Where: The Village at 17th Street – 1505 E. 17th St., Santa Ana CA 92705 Time: 9:30 am – 5 pm, registration at 9 am with dinner to follow. RSVP here by 8/19: http://doodle.com/k7dzs89seszagctv There is plenty of free parking and easy access to multiple freeways for … Continue reading CAFPC SoCal Region Meeting

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ENACT Summer Training Webinar

Register today for the ENACT Summer training webinar at 10 am on July 21st! ROC is a co-presenter. This webinar will prepare you for continued advocacy on ENACT legislation in the communities where you live, work, and play. Sign up today for a one hour webinar on July 21st where you can learn how ENACT … Continue reading ENACT Summer Training Webinar

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Twitter Chat on SSBs

In honor of National Fruits and Vegetables Month, Community Health Councils (CHC) will be hosting a twitter chat on June 30, 2015 12:00pm – 1:00pm. Join Roots of Change as an Expert Guest for an in-person twitter event in downtown LA. The Twitter Chat will engage and convene local and statewide organizations in a conversation … Continue reading Twitter Chat on SSBs

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NorCal Regional Meeting, May 14 & 15, 2015

The CAFPC is holding its NorCal regional meeting in Crescent City, CA on May 14 & 15, 2015. The meeting’s objectives are to enhance collaboration and share best practices, develop a shared narrative for the Northern Region, and identify ways to move our food work forward. Click on FIND OUT MORE to RSVP and download … Continue reading NorCal Regional Meeting, May 14 & 15, 2015

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ENACT Nutrition and Physical Activity Day

Register Now for ENACT Day! The annual ENACT Nutrition and Physical Activity Day brings community members and advocates from all over California together in Sacramento to learn about and support state policies promoting nutrition and physical activity.  ENACT Day is FREE, and lunch will be provided. Registration closes April 24th. A limited number of travel … Continue reading ENACT Nutrition and Physical Activity Day

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Join us for a Farm to School Evaluation Webinar Series Starting Wednesday 4/8/15

Evaluation Made Easy: Learn How to Evaluate your Farm to School Activities Register now for this 5-part webinar series Wednesdays 4/8 – 5/6 at 2 pm Pacific/5 pm Eastern. The Farm to School Evaluation Toolkit, created by the Colorado Farm to School Task Force and Spark Policy Institute, is a resource to help farm to school programs of all … Continue reading Join us for a Farm to School Evaluation Webinar Series Starting Wednesday 4/8/15

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California Climate & Agriculture Summit

ROC is attending and participating in the lightning talk at the California Climate & Agriculture Summit  

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Food Justice Through Food Systems Policy Making

ROC is presenting a workshop with Navina Khanna: “Food Justice Through Food Systems Policy Making”: This workshop will introduce what our food system is, how it relates to food justice, and how community organizing is an essential strategy to developing food systems policy fit for the 21st century. Presenters will use current work of Oakland … Continue reading Food Justice Through Food Systems Policy Making

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Food Policy & Regional Food Systems: Opportunities for Networking across Jurisdictions

Webinar hosted by the Institute for Public Health Innovation and The Center for a Livable Future.  ROC’s Michael Dimock is a panelist.  Here is the webinar link.

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Special Screening of FOOD CHAINS

Join us for a special screening of the film FOOD CHAIN$, hosted by Assemlymember Roger Hernández, at the Crest Theater, 1013 K Street, Sacramento, 6:00 pm on February 9, 2015. The film’s Producer, Smriti Keshari, will attend to share insight about the film in panel discussion following. She will be joined by Gail Wadsworth of … Continue reading Special Screening of FOOD CHAINS

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CAFPC Statewide Meeting, Feb 9-10

Feb 9, 2015 12 noon to 4:40pm Location: University of Southern California, State Capitol Center 1800 I Street Sacramento, CA Map It Feb 10, 2015 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Location: CDFA, Auditorium 1220 N Street Sacramento, CA Map It

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Petaluma Fundraiser & Report Release Event

Interfaith Sustainable Food Collaborative in Petaluma is having a "Harvest the Bounty" Fundraising Celebration on Tuesday, November 18.  The event also serves as the North Bay release of the California Food Policy Council's Report on Legislation Related to Food and Farming. For more information about the event and directions click here. Learn about North Bay … Continue reading Petaluma Fundraiser & Report Release Event

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National Call to Connect Food Policy Councils and Build the Power of the Food Movement!

Food policy councils are the growing title wave of the food movement. Since 2010, the number of food policy councils in the nation has doubled from 111 to 220. Communities small and large have food policy councils – from Alamosa, Colorado, population 15,000, to Los Angeles, CA, population 3.8 million! They are winning on a … Continue reading National Call to Connect Food Policy Councils and Build the Power of the Food Movement!

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Statewide CAFPC Meeting, Santa Clara, CA – Sep 18 & 19, 2014

MEETING DETAILS & LOGISTICS Statewide Meeting Location 9/18 and 9/19: Sobrato Residence Hall, Main Conference Room, Santa Clara University_ Click here for Campus Map & Directions to Sobrato Hall Conference Room Walking directions from the hotel to the conference center (12 min): https://goo.gl/maps/zXhdv Regional Meetings, Thu, 9/18, 10am to 12noon: NorCal and SoCal regions meet … Continue reading Statewide CAFPC Meeting, Santa Clara, CA – Sep 18 & 19, 2014

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CAFPC NorCal Regional Meeting

First CAFPC NorCal meeting for either late June or first half of July.  The meeting will be a great opportunity to find synergies, discuss new opportunities and policy updates.

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CAFPC SoCal Regional Meeting

First CAFPC SoCal Regional Meeting w/ agenda sections related to Activities Update & Issue/Policy briefing webinar

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Webinar on AB 2385 / Coordinate Education of Legislators

Join us to discuss AB 2385 Asm Phil Ting’s bill: The Market Match Nutrition Incentives Program. The bill is an opportunity to educate the Assembly Ag Committee on the priorities of the CAFPC and its serious commitment to food system change. Legislators need to know your views on this bill. In this 1-hour call Karen … Continue reading Webinar on AB 2385 / Coordinate Education of Legislators

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ROC Releases CAFPC 2013 Legislative Report, State Capitol, Sacramento, 1/8/14

California Food Policy Council (CAFPC) members, Roots of Change, and Assembly Member Roger Dickinson will host a press conference on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, to release the Council’s 2013 Report on Legislation Related to Food and Farming. This first-ever report highlights 2013 State legislative votes on food and farm related issues. This is the first … Continue reading ROC Releases CAFPC 2013 Legislative Report, State Capitol, Sacramento, 1/8/14

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Hoes Down Harvest Festival

The Hoes Down is a celebration of the end of the harvest season. After the long summer, farmers need to kick off their boots, kick up their heels, dance, and have a grand time with their family. The Hoes Down is a fundraiser for over 30 local and regional community organizations- not one penny stays … Continue reading Hoes Down Harvest Festival

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Eat Real Festival

Eat Real combines a state fair, a street-food festival, and a block party to create a celebration of good food. At the Eat Real Festival, participants learn where food comes from, who grows and makes it, and how they make it. Eat Real Festival attendance is 100% free of charge, all food at the festival … Continue reading Eat Real Festival

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The Corporatization and Commodification of Food

Modern agriculture has become increasingly dependent on corporate seeds, fertilizers, and pesticides, while the family farm is a fading myth. Frederick Kaufman, author of Bet The Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food, and Wenonah Hauter, author of Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America and executive director of Food and Water Watch, look into the … Continue reading The Corporatization and Commodification of Food

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Richmond CLEAN Festival

 POWERED by our dream of local clean energy, the Richmond CLEAN Festival will be a fun-filled day of music, games, performances, clean energy technology demonstrations and more! 

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Slow Money Farm Fest

Slow Money Northern California celebrates another Farm Fest at Sunol Ag Park in Sunol, East Bay. Learn more about how to support sustainable food systems, meet the Slow Money movers, and have lots of fun networking with entrepreneurs, investors and our local community!

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Hack//Meat: Reimagine the Future of Meat

Food+Tech Connect, in partnership with the GRACE Communications Foundation and Applegate, is bringing together technologists, entrepreneurs, creatives, policy experts, non-profit leaders and industry executives to develop technologies and tools that help create a better future for meat. Over the course of the weekend, teams will work with design-thinking facilitators and industry “steakholders” to rapidly prototype … Continue reading Hack//Meat: Reimagine the Future of Meat

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Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference

The California Department of Public Health, California Department of Education, the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Center for Weight and Health, The California Endowment, and Kaiser Permanente are pleased to announce the 2013 Childhood Obesity Conference scheduled for June 18-20, at the Long Beach Convention Center, California. Now in its … Continue reading Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference

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Food, Farms, and Fracking in California: A Panel Discussion

What will happen to the food supply if our farmland is fracked? Panelists Mark Nechodom, Director of the California Department of Conservation Kassie Siegel, Director of Climate Law Institute at the Center for Biological Diversity Jim Leap, organic farmer, former farm manager at the UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, and member of Aromas Cares for the … Continue reading Food, Farms, and Fracking in California: A Panel Discussion

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How do we sustainably feed 8 billion people by 2025?

On April 9, 2013, producers, geo-politicists, ethicists, economists, humanists and others will address the challenges of protecting our natural resource base (water, soil, air, plants and animals) upon which our food depends, the risks we face if we do not, and potential solutions for California and the world. We invite you to view these discussions … Continue reading How do we sustainably feed 8 billion people by 2025?

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California Small Farm Conference

The California Small Farm Conference is the state's premier gathering of small farmers, agricultural students, farmers’ market managers and others involved in the small farm industry. The three day educational conference includes day-long short courses and on-farm tours; focused workshops; engaging keynote addresses and numerous networking opportunities.

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The National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference

The National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference draws anti-hunger and anti-poverty advocates; federal, state and local government officials; child advocates; representatives of food banks and food rescue organizations; and nutrition and anti-obesity groups, for three days of training, networking and Capitol Hill advocacy.

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Second Annual Childhood Obesity Bay Area Conference

Slow Food San Francisco invites you to join for its second annual Childhood Obesity Bay Area Conference on February 23rd, 2013 at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. The goal of this year’s conference is to gain fresh insights on the various factors contributing to childhood obesity, and to learn about the many exciting solutions … Continue reading Second Annual Childhood Obesity Bay Area Conference

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Farming for the Future: California Climate & Agriculture Summit

Farming for the Future: California Climate & Agriculture Summit February 21, 2013  •  8:00am — 6:30pm UC Davis Conference Center Space is limited. Register now at http://bit.ly/UFE7DP The Summit includes presentations, a poster session, wine & cheese reception and an optional farm tour on Feb. 20th. It brings together farmers and ranchers, agency staff, farm advisors, policymakers … Continue reading Farming for the Future: California Climate & Agriculture Summit

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Strengthening Agriculture

The Western SARE Administrative Council is organizing this conference in response to the participants in our Subregional Conferences listing gaps and barriers in agriculture infrastructure as a high need to be addressed in our region for continued economic viability in the 21st Century. December 3 – 5, 2012 Embassy Suites, Airport 7900 NE 82nd Avenue … Continue reading Strengthening Agriculture

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Quivira Coalition Annual Conference

11TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN 2012! November 14-16, Albuquerque, New Mexico How to Feed Nine Billion People From the Ground Up: Soil, Seeds, Water, Plants, Livestock, Forests, Organics, and People Global human population is projected to reach nine billion by 2050, which means food production will need to expand by 70% to keep up. Fulfilling this … Continue reading Quivira Coalition Annual Conference

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2012 Russian River Watershed Symposium

The Russian River Watershed Symposium is the only local conference focused on watershed management, agriculture, and restoration science for the Russian River Watershed. The symposium will bring together landowners, agricultural producers, local agencies, non-profits, students, and scientists for shared insight on the diverse challenges of our watershed.

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Sustainability, Sustenance and Social Change: Anna Lapp

Over the past decade, best-selling author Anna Lappé – respected for her work on food politics, sustainability, and social change – has travelled the world meeting with farmers, scientists and citizen activists who are creating alternatives to industrial agriculture.  Join the San Francisco Waldorf School for an informative evening with Anna as she debunks myths … Continue reading Sustainability, Sustenance and Social Change: Anna Lapp

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Food Day 2012

Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement toward more healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. Food Day, created by CSPI, is powered by a diverse coalition of food movement leaders, organizations, and people from all walks of life. Food Day takes place annually on October 24 to address issues as varied as health and … Continue reading Food Day 2012

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Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference

Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference at UCLA Anderson School of Management Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM (PDT) Los Angeles, CA The Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference will highlight and focus on the economic opportunities as well as the environmental and societal benefits of embracing, developing and investing in sustainable agriculture practices, technologies … Continue reading Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference

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Labeling Genetically Engineered Food

Join a timely and highly relevant conversation between Michael Dimock, President of Roots of Change, and Peggy Duvette, Executive Director of WiserEarth, about Proposition 37, a Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food Initiative, which is on the November 6, 2012 ballot in California as an initiated state statute. DATE: Wednesday Oct 17th 6:30pm – 8pm … Continue reading Labeling Genetically Engineered Food

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Sustainable Food and Wine Production: CA

The hearing, titled Sustainable Food and Wine Production: California’s Future, will study the impact of state regulations on the sustainable production of local food and wine, a large and growing sector of California’s economy.  The hearing will consist of three panel discussions with legislators, invited stakeholders andpolicymakers discussing the impacts of state law and regulations … Continue reading Sustainable Food and Wine Production: CA

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2012 NorCal Permaculture Convergence: Building Bioregional Resiliency

The Northern California Permaculture Convergence (formerly the Bay Area Regional Permaculture Convergence) is an annual event which brings together permaculture designers, sustainability enthusiasts, and communities in Northern California, the West Coast, and beyond for a weekend of intensive focus on a common goal: to design sustainable habitats, in accordance with nature, for humans, plants, animals, … Continue reading 2012 NorCal Permaculture Convergence: Building Bioregional Resiliency

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Hoes Down Harvest Festival

The Hoes Down is a celebration of the end of the harvest season. After the long summer, farmers need to kick off their boots, kick up their heels, dance, and have a grand time with their family. The Hoes Down is a fundraiser for over 30 local and regional community organizations.

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Right To Know March

San Francisco Rally and March down Market St. in support of Yes on Prop 37 – Mandatory Labeling of GMO's. We believe all Californians have a Right to Know what's in our Food and we need to make sure people hear this message loud and clear!  This will also be the "Hub Event" for "Take … Continue reading Right To Know March

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Genetically Engineered Food – To Label or Not?

Californians will decide in November whether or not food that includes genetically engineered ingredients must have labels highlighting that fact. Join us for a debate on the proposition, which was placed on the state ballot by voter signature. Stacy Malkan, campaign media director of California Right to Know, will argue in support of the proposition … Continue reading Genetically Engineered Food – To Label or Not?

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Eat Real Festival

From September 21-23rd, Eat Real is transforming Jack London Square into one epic food festival. The Eat Real Festival celebrates all things tasty, fresh, and handmade with a focus on street food, local wines, handcrafted beers, and traditional food craft – all featuring sustainable, local ingredients. And no dish costs more than $5. Friday 1 … Continue reading Eat Real Festival

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NEW Food Systems Course at CAL POLY

This summer, the Center for Sustainability will be co-hosting a new offering through Cal Poly Continuing Education: California AGRI-FOOD and FIBER SYSTEMS. This intensive and comprehensive three-week course will provide an excellent introduction to essential aspects of how food and fiber is cultivated and circulated through our state. Agronomic, economic, social and political dimensions will … Continue reading NEW Food Systems Course at CAL POLY

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Winters Farm to School Bastille Day Feast

A Bastille Day Feast, celebrating local food and flavors in the French style will be served to 175 people seated at a single long, white tablecloth- covered table set between the towering, 150-year old olive trees at the historic Wolfskill Ranch. The  Wolfskill USDA National Clonal Germplasm Repository is housed here, with a collection of … Continue reading Winters Farm to School Bastille Day Feast

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Healthy Parks, Healthy People

Come to the second annual Healthy Parks Healthy People Festival Saturday, June 23, 2012, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day at Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area in Fremont!

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The Farm Bill: Why You Should Care

  What Does the Farm Bill Have to Do with Me and Why Do I Need to Know about It? Congress is busy hashing out the details for the 2012 Farm Bill which will have important implications for food and agriculture for the next five years. This is an opportunity for those committed to good, … Continue reading The Farm Bill: Why You Should Care

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Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program (CCROPP) Open House

You’re Invited to our Open House Save the Date! Tuesday, May 22, 2012                                      4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Join us for food, fun, networking and prizes!                                          New Office Address:                                   2110 Tulare Street, Fresno, 93721 Main Office Line:(559) 498-0870                                               We’re located on the southeast corner of Tulare Street and Van Ness … Continue reading Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program (CCROPP) Open House

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Meet Your State Legislators to Talk About Sustainable Food

Tweet 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, … Continue reading Meet Your State Legislators to Talk About Sustainable Food

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6th Annual Earth Day Food and Wine Festival

The 6th annual Earth Day Food & Wine Festival is a weekend celebration held in the Central Coast. Over 200 purveyors of sustainably produced foods and wine will be on hand for a truly unique event: growers, vintners, and chefs coming together to serve out-of-this-world pairings of award-winning wines with one-of-a-kind dishes made with locally-sourced fruits, … Continue reading 6th Annual Earth Day Food and Wine Festival

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Rangeland Soils workshop

Join the Central Coast Rangelands Coalition for a day of exploring rangeland soils through the rancher and ranch advisor’s eyes.  The always fascinating mix of researchers, agency personnel, educators, conservationists, ranchers, consultants, and conservation lands managers will convene at the Work Ranch in southern Monterey County for a day of learning and discussion focusing especially … Continue reading Rangeland Soils workshop

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The U.S. Farm Bill: What

The U.S. Farm Bill is the single most important piece of legislation determining what Americans eat. Join the Horace Albright Lecture for a panel discussion on what’s at stake in the upcoming U.S. Farm Bill with: Michael Pollan John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Journalism and Director of the Knight Program in Science … Continue reading The U.S. Farm Bill: What

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An Appetite for Equity: Ensuring Access to Healthy Foods

With diabetes rates on the rise, and over half of adults and teens in the state either overweight or obese, increasing the availability of healthy foods can greatly improve the health of our communities. California Pan-Ethnic Health Network’s spring convening series, An Appetite for Equity: Ensuring Access to Healthy Foods, will focus on best practices … Continue reading An Appetite for Equity: Ensuring Access to Healthy Foods

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Farm Bill lecture and book signing with Dan Imhoff and Ken Cook

Join Dan Imhoff, author of Food Fight and Ken Cook, President of Environmental Working Group at the Dominican University in San Rafael to discuss how we can turn the 2012 farm bill into a healthy food bill. What: Farm bill lecture and book signing with Dan Imhoff and Ken Cook When: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 … Continue reading Farm Bill lecture and book signing with Dan Imhoff and Ken Cook

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California Ag Day

CALIFORNIA AG DAY: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012 On the West Side of the State Capitol Sacramento, California

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The Good Food Financing Conference

The Good Food Financing Conference brings together national and regional leaders in farming, food production, and finance to create channels for small farms and food businesses to access capital to finance growth. This day helps attendees gain new insights and inspiration from successful farm and food entrepreneurs and learn strategies to grow their businesses. It … Continue reading The Good Food Financing Conference

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California Small Farm Conference

The California Small Farm Conference is the state's premier gathering of small farmers, agricultural students, farmers’ market managers and others involved in the small farm industry. The three day educational conference includes day-long short courses and on-farm tours; focused workshops; engaging keynote addresses and numerous networking opportunities. Everything you need to plan a Big Future.

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Slow Money Farm Fest

Join Slow Money Northern California’s Farm Fest at Tara Firma Farms in Petaluma on February 25!  Learn more about how to support sustainable food systems, meet the Slow Money movers, and have lots of fun networking with entrepreneurs, investors and our local community! Tara Firma Farms 3796 I Street Petaluma, CA 94952 Sign up now … Continue reading Slow Money Farm Fest

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Film screening: “In Organic We Trust”

IN ORGANIC WE TRUST looks beyond organic for practical solutions for me and you. Local farmer's markets, school gardens, and urban farms are revolutionizing the way we eat. Change is happening from the soil up. Get involved. Eat different.       When:  Sunday, Feb. 12, 2:45 p.m., reception 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 7:15 p.m., … Continue reading Film screening: “In Organic We Trust”

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Golden States of Grace: Prayers of the Disinherited – A Photodocumentary by Rick Nahmias

Diversity, Community, and the Margins of American Society Thursday, February 2, 7 – 8:30 p.m., FREE In conjunction with Golden States of Grace: Prayers of the Disinherited, social documentarian Rick Nahmias presents examples of his work, offering unique images and insights into communities found on the margins. He will speak about the creative journey assembling … Continue reading Golden States of Grace: Prayers of the Disinherited – A Photodocumentary by Rick Nahmias

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The Golden Glass

Golden Glass is the annual fundraiser for Slow Food San Francisco. Proceeds will benefit key Slow Food San Francisco initiatives, including the School Gardens Initiative and Slow Food USA’s Ark of Taste program. Celebrate the efforts of over 100 wine producers who strive to protect, nurture, and revive the indigenous and classic varieties of their regions. Slow Food will select the … Continue reading The Golden Glass

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PlacerGROWN Food and Farm Conference

Each February, PlacerGROWN and the UC Davis Extension co-host an annual Food and Farm Conference – an exciting day of food, fun and workshops on food, farming, agriculture and local sustainability! The Conference typically features 25-30 workshops, with lunch prepared by the Lincoln Future Farmers of America (FFA), and a trade show. The opportunity to … Continue reading PlacerGROWN Food and Farm Conference

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Labor Across the Food System

FOOD SYSTEM WORKERS are often a glaring absence in discussions of the contemporary global food system, even though they are employed in some of the most labor-intensive industries within the entire economy, among them agricultural field work, food processing, food distribution, and restaurants of all kinds. The new food localism privileges questions of “where food … Continue reading Labor Across the Food System

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EcoFarm Conference 2012

The EcoFarm Conference meets every year to create, maintain, and promote healthy, safe, and just food farming systems. With over 1,500 attendees, the three days yield myriad opportunities for networking with colleagues, discovering the newest ecological agricultural development and techniques, and building skills for us as individuals and together as a community.

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Launch Party Real Rural: Stories from the Other California

  Roots of Change and the Bill Lane Center for the American West are proud to announce the launch of journalist and photographer Lisa Hamilton's innovative multimedia project "Real Rural" — bringing California's rural life to the state's urban public. The portraits, along with surprising, provocative quotes from the subjects, will be featured on BART … Continue reading Launch Party Real Rural: Stories from the Other California

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Sustainable Foods Summit

The food industry is under growing pressure to reduce its environmental and social impacts, however what practical methods are successful and what role do eco-labels play? How can sustainable ingredients contribute to the ecological / social footprint? What are the gamut of sustainable packaging options available to food and beverage companies? What are the best-practices … Continue reading Sustainable Foods Summit

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Kitchen Table Talks: In Solidarity with the Occupy Movement

On Thursday, December 15, 2011 please join the next Kitchen Table Talks in San Francisco for a thought provoking and stimulating exploration of the context, implications, actions, and promise of Occupy for the food movement. When: Thursday, December 15, 2011; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Food and drink at 6:30 pm; Discussion at 7:00 p.m. Where: Women’s Building, … Continue reading Kitchen Table Talks: In Solidarity with the Occupy Movement

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Farm to Fork Series

Ag Innovations hosts Agriculture in Santa Barbara County: The Farm to Fork Series. A series meant to inform and educate local residents about food and farming practices in the county, looking at agriculture from the production, processing, distribution, and consumer perspectives, among others.

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The Speakers Corner : The Politics of Food

What are the political forces shaping the food system? Join two of Northern California's dynamic food activists, Michael Dimock and Dan Imhoff, for a wide-ranging discussion on topics such as the future of animal agriculture, the Farm Bill, the local food and Occupy movements. From veggie prescriptions to the fight to end animal factories to … Continue reading The Speakers Corner : The Politics of Food

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OxFam Hunger Banquet

On Sunday, November 13, 2011, the San Francisco Bay Area Oxfam Action Corps will host a Hunger Banquet and screening of the documentary Africa’s Last Famine at the David Brower Center in Downtown Berkeley. WHEN: Sunday, November 13, 2011, 5:30-7:30pm WHERE: The David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Ste 280, Berkeley, CA 94704 Tamalpais Room … Continue reading OxFam Hunger Banquet

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Educate, Advocate, Celebrate!

Grazing in the Grass: Creating a Sustainable Food System through Pastured Livestock & Poultry   Join Slow Food South Bay for an eaters' event celebrating pastured livestock and poultry and learn some simple actions you can take to create a healthy and sustainable food system. Guest speakers Michael Dimock, president of Roots of Change, and … Continue reading Educate, Advocate, Celebrate!

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10th New Agrarian Conference by Quivira Coalition

This year's Agrarian Conference speakers will feature well-known authors, experts, and practitioners, with 80% being diverse, young agrarian leaders working hard to successfully meet the challenges of the 21st century. Come be inspired and take their knowledge and excitement home with you.

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15th Annual Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) Conference

Join over 700 of your colleagues for the nation's primary food systems networking and educational event. The conference includes four days of inspiring presentations, scintillating workshops, fantastic networking opportunities, delectable local eats, and fun field trips around the Bay.

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Silicon Valley Just Food Summit

Please join for the first ever Silicon Valley Just Food Summit. Learn what can be done at the local level to increase access to healthy food and improve job quality for workers in all parts of the food system. Get information and take a step toward creating food justice.

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2011 Bioneers Conference

The Bioneers Conference is a leading-edge forum presenting breakthrough solutions for people and planet. Join us on October 14-16, 2011 for the annual conference.

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Slow Money 3rd National Gathering

Join Slow Money at historic Ft. Mason for what promises to be a special few days on San Francisco Bay – from thought leadership to entrepreneurship, from global vision to local food and music, from deal-doing to relationship building. Be a part of this emerging community that wants to know where our food comes from, … Continue reading Slow Money 3rd National Gathering

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SOL Food Festival

Sol Food Festival is a one day community created festival to raise awareness of the Sustainable, Organic, and Local food systems of Santa Barbara County. Enjoy enjoy local food, wine, and beer.

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Eat Real Festival: Oakland

From September 23-25th, Eat Real is transforming Jack London Square into one epic food festival. The Eat Real Festival celebrates all things tasty, fresh, and handmade with a focus on street food, local wines, handcrafted beers, and traditional food craft – all featuring sustainable, local ingredients. And no dish or drink costs more than $5. … Continue reading Eat Real Festival: Oakland

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Good Food Festival and Conference

Santa Monica Farmers Market celebrates its 30th Anniversary with the very first Southern California Good Food Festival & Conference. This unprecedented multi-day event will focus on regional and national issues integral to building a local and sustainable food system while supporting the needs of California family farmers.

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The National Heirloom Exposition

The National Heirloom Exposition is gaining incredible interest among home growers, farmers, school groups and the general public–so much so that it is shaping up to be the “World’s Fair” of the heirloom industry! This is a not-for-profit event, and any funds generated will be donated back to school gardens and food programs.

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Justice Begins With Seeds

Justice Begins with Seeds To bring the issues posed by GMOs to the people Build coalitions and cross sector collaboration amongst diverse groups and individuals. Encourage local and statewide political action around the issue Build knowledge and strategic resistance The purpose of the upcoming conference is to address the many layered implications of genetically engineered … Continue reading Justice Begins With Seeds

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The National Street Food Conference

The National Street Food Conference is at Fort Mason on August 21st – 22nd. EARLY BIRD discount ends on Sunday, 7/24 – buy the $75 ticket, which includes brunch and 2 days of conference sessions, before prices go up on Monday! The National Street Food Conference, in conjunction with the San Francisco Street Food Festival, … Continue reading The National Street Food Conference

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La Cocina’s SF Street Food Festival

La Cocina’s San Francisco Street Food Festival brings all of the best food (and music) in the Bay Area to one street, once a year, to celebrate the talent, the taste and the entrepreneurial spirit of people who make a living doing what they love to do.

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Hazon Food Conference

The annual Hazon Food Conference leads a national movement exploring the dynamic interplay of food, Jewish traditions, and contemporary life.  Participants will take part in discussions on topics such as food justice, food systems and policy, and Jewish agriculture, and to hear dozens of presenters, including Oran Hesterman, the President and CEO of Fair Food … Continue reading Hazon Food Conference

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2011 Food for Thought Series

Dan Imhoff, author of CAFO: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories In conversation with Michael Dimock of Roots of Change Saturday, July 16, 7:00 p.m. Toby’s Feed Barn, Point Reyes Station Dan Imhoff editor of CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation): The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories, Daniel Imhoff was also the editor of its companion … Continue reading 2011 Food for Thought Series

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Eat Real Festival: L.A

From July 16-17th, Eat Real is transforming the historic Helms Bakery District into one epic food festival. The Eat Real Festival celebrates all things tasty, fresh, and handmade with a focus on street food, local wines, handcrafted beers, and traditional food craft – all featuring sustainable, local ingredients. And no dish or drink costs more … Continue reading Eat Real Festival: L.A

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The FeelGood Speaker Series

The FeelGood Speakers Series Presents… Michael Dimock President, Roots of Change "Food, Farm and the Future of Community" California, our nation, and world are locked in a deep struggle over the future of agriculture and food. We all have a role to play in the effort to resolve these fundamental challenges. This struggle will determine … Continue reading The FeelGood Speaker Series

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Agroecology Shortcourse

The shortcourse aims to bring the attending participants together to mobilize the transformation of the California food system, and to inspire and learn from similar models of change around the world.

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Eating with Reverence Food for the Soul

Come for a culinary weekend retreat that feeds your body, mind, and soul! Bring heightened awareness to shopping, preparing, and eating Explore age-old ingredients and cooking methods Transform notions about “good” and “bad” foods Co-create lunch during an inspiring and informative cooking class Realize eating as a deeply meaningful, symbolic act Cultivate a spirit of … Continue reading Eating with Reverence Food for the Soul

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Book Launch: Oran Hesterman’s Fair Food

Roots of Change is excited to celebrate the launch of Oran Hesterman’s new book, Fair Food: Growing a Healthy Sustainable Food System for All. This book is an enlightening and inspiring guide to changing not only what we eat, but also how food is grown, packaged, delivered, and sold. Join Savory Thymes as they host … Continue reading Book Launch: Oran Hesterman’s Fair Food

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6th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference

The 6th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference is the nation’s largest, most influential collaboration of professionals dedicated to combating pediatric obesity. Nearly 2,000 attendees from across the country are expected to attend in 2011.

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Book Launch: Oran Hesterman’s Fair Food- Mill Valley

Roots of Change is excited to celebrate the launch of Oran Hesterman’s new book, Fair Food: Growing a Healthy Sustainable Food System for All. This book is an enlightening and inspiring guide to changing not only what we eat, but also how food is grown, packaged, delivered, and sold. Join Savory Thymes as they host … Continue reading Book Launch: Oran Hesterman’s Fair Food- Mill Valley

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Fair Food booksigning with Oran Hesterman

Fair Food booksigning with Oran Hesterman Sunday, June 26, 2011 5:00 p.m. Books Inc. 1760 Fourth Street, Berkeley http://www.booksinc.net/event/oran-hesterman-berkeley

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Organic Stone Fruit Jubilee

4th Annual Organic Stone Fruit Jubilee Saturday, June 18, 2011 5:-00-8:30PM 5790 North Indiola Ave. Clovis, CA Adults: $5 – Kids under 12: Free

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Slide Ranch Special Screening: A Greater Mission

A Greater Mission tells the tale of a generation of warriors who are coming home and gravitating to organic farming.  These vets signed up to serve their country and in the case of Iraq ended up fighting a war for oil. They know in deep personal ways the true costs of our fossil-fueled industrial system and the … Continue reading Slide Ranch Special Screening: A Greater Mission

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Crops, Cattle and Carbon

Crops, Cattle and Carbon Cynthia Cory, Director of Environmental Affairs, California Farm Bureau Federation Paul Martin, Director of Environmental Services, Western United Dairymen Jeanne Merrill, California Climate Action Network Karen Ross, Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture After watching climate policies from the sidelines with a wary eye, the agricultural industry now wants to join … Continue reading Crops, Cattle and Carbon

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Food Foward Pilot Reception and Screening

Learn more about what the Food Forward team and food rebels across the country are doing to transform the American foodscape. Food Foward will be in the Berkeley area in early June and encourage you to attend a pilot screening of this documentary TV series.

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2011 Symposium on Food Systems & Public Health

The 2011 Symposium on Food Systems & Public Health will compare the food production systems and health impacts of the Sea Food and Agricultural industries – from the bountiful fisheries in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the Southern Gulf Coast, to the fertile fields of Monterey County’s historic Salinas Valley made famous by our … Continue reading 2011 Symposium on Food Systems & Public Health

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2nd Annual Farm Fresh Feast

2nd Annual Farm Fresh Feast at Russ Lester's Dixon Ridge Farm, Saturday, May 21, 2011

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In Search of Good Food Screening

In Search of Good Food attempts to answer the question: Does a sustainable food system actually exist? This film will make you think beyond "voting with your fork" to the real challenges and opportunities that exist.

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Hunger Action Day

Each May, hundreds of anti-hunger advocates from all over the state meet in Sacramento to educate their legislators about hunger and support anti-hunger legislation. Low-income advocates, soup kitchen volunteers, nutritionists, food bank supporters and others concerned about the 3.1 million Californians experiencing hunger travel by bus, car and airplane once each year to participate in … Continue reading Hunger Action Day

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Fresno Earth Day

Celebrate Fresno Earth Day 2011 Saturday, April 30, 11am – 4pm 2672 E Alluvial Ave., Clovis, CA 93611 free and open to the public • Have fun and learn to go green!

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Earth Day Food & Wine Festival

Rev up your taste buds for an exceptional celebration at the 5th Annual Earth Day Food & Wine Festival on April 16, 2011. Indulge in unlimited samples of seasonally based dishes, taste from over 150 Central Coast wines, kick up your heels to live music, and visit with farmers who nurture a healthy environment.  Held … Continue reading Earth Day Food & Wine Festival

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From Safe Strawberries to Safe Schools: An Action Forum on Pesticide Alternatives

From classrooms to the fields, we need to promote safe alternatives to dangerous pesticides. This exciting day will bring together community members, activists and health professionals to make plans to ban methyl iodide, promote Safe Strawberries and keep our children safe from pesticides at school.

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Volunteer at the World Affairs Challenge

This year, over 700 middle and high school students from 23 schools throughout the Bay Area have been researching and identifying problems related to this year’s theme, “Food: Feeding the Planet Sustainably in the 21st Century”.  On Saturday, April 16th, over 300 of those students will come to San Francisco State University to share what … Continue reading Volunteer at the World Affairs Challenge

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NYC: Leading Food Thinkers to Discuss High Costs of Industrial Animal Agriculture

New York City—Eating Liberally and Kitchen Table Talks will host a panel of distinguished participants to discuss the perils of our current industrial meat production system and what the future may hold for changing it. What's The Matter With Mass-Produced Meat? will take place at New York University on April 14, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. … Continue reading NYC: Leading Food Thinkers to Discuss High Costs of Industrial Animal Agriculture

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USDA Forum Jobs, Economic Development, and Sustainable Communities

USDA Rural Development and Roots of Change invite you to an open forum discussing economic development issues in your county. This forum will focus on activities and initiatives that have resulted from USDA Rural Development’s Jobs, Economic Development and Sustainable Communities report. This report was compiled based on input provided by community leaders, citizens, business … Continue reading USDA Forum Jobs, Economic Development, and Sustainable Communities

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Kitchen Table Talks: Spotlight on Strawberries

Join Kitchen Table Talks on Wednesday, April 6, at Viracocha in San Francisco, for the next installment of Kitchen Table Talks. We’ll gather to discuss this important issue and some of the many related and critical issues facing agriculture in California.

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Climate & Agriculture Summit Impacts & Innovations

California agriculture is uniquely vulnerable to the expected impacts of climate change that will alter water availability, pest and disease pressures, weather patterns, and more. Innovations in research, technical expertise and on-farm practices are needed to support farmers and ranchers in adapting to the coming changes. This Summit will explore some of the latest developments … Continue reading Climate & Agriculture Summit Impacts & Innovations

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Networking and Mapping for a just and sustainable food system

Join us on March 24th as we work to connect players in the food movement and actively break down silos in the food sector by examining and populating several maps of sustainable food systems Facilitated by Joseph McIntyre  of Ag Innovations Network  along with Leadership from: Roots of Change Green for All Movement Strategy Center S.A.G.E.

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Symphony of the Soil

A free showing of Symphony of the Soil, a work in progress from The Future of Food director Deborah Koons Garcia, is set for Wednesday, March 23, at California State University, Fresno. The new film is a look at the “origins, nature and current scientific understanding of this precious resource that all life depends upon,” … Continue reading Symphony of the Soil

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American Wasteland

Join the Commonwealth Club as they discuss the life cycle of our food – from farm to table – and the opportunity for more efficient production and distribution. Featured Speakers: Jonathan Bloom, Author, American Wasteland Michael Dimock, President, Roots of Change A.G. Kawamura, Former Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture

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California Small Farm Conference

The California Small Farm Conference is the state's premier gathering of small farmers, agricultural students, farmers’ market managers and others involved in the small farm industry. The three day educational conference includes day-long short courses and on-farm tours; focused workshops; engaging keynote addresses and numerous networking opportunities.

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The On-Farm Integrated Water Management Conference

During this two day conference, you will discuss and explore the management practices needed to deliver more "crop per drop".

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2-day workshop presented by the Sustainable Commercial Urban Farm Incubator (SCUFI)

A team of workshop trainers will help you… Learn how the SPIN farming system and SCUFI program can help you build your own high-income urban farm. Hear how the SCUFI program can help you with training, financing, and securing land to launch your own urban farm business. Meet people at the forefront of the growing … Continue reading 2-day workshop presented by the Sustainable Commercial Urban Farm Incubator (SCUFI)

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CCOF Annual Convention

The Convention begins with the CCOF Annual Meeting and welcoming reception featuring organic products from throughout the Ventura/Oxnard area. This year’s Convention agenda focuses on bringing your products to market and expanding the organic marketplace. Gain valuable knowledge that you can apply immediately on your farm or operation and in your marketing plan. Enjoy networking … Continue reading CCOF Annual Convention

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Agriculture Forum featuring Tom Willey, Sharon Benes, John Diener & Bob Hutmacher

St. Paul Newman Center's Peace and Social Justice Ministry will sponsor a forum "AGRICULTURE IN EVOLUTION: GUESS WHAT'S COMING TO DINNER!" on Wednesday, February 16, from 7:00 pm – 8:50 pm. The Panel will include: Tom Willey, T&D Willey Farms; Sharon Benes, Professor CSUF, Soils and Crop Nutrition; John Diener, Red Rock Ranch; and Bob … Continue reading Agriculture Forum featuring Tom Willey, Sharon Benes, John Diener & Bob Hutmacher

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Michael Dimock speaks at Green String Farm

Join Green String Farms in an educational afternoon where you'll learn more about agriculture and recieve a farm tour and seasonal produce samples. An event for all, please find our more.

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Food Justice

In today’s food system, farm workers face hazardous conditions, low-income neighborhoods lack supermarkets but abound in fast food franchises, and food products sometimes resemble more of a high calorie chemical mash than a wholesome and healthy product. Opposing these conditions, a movement for food justice has emerged, which seeks to transform our food system from … Continue reading Food Justice

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World Ag Expo: Tools for Agri-business

The World Ag Expo, the world’s largest annual agricultural exposition, brings together the latest in agricultural technology and innovation with 1,600 exhibitors and an average of 100,000 attendees. Attend free seminars, cooking demonstrations and more.

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PASA: Farming for the Future Conference

The annual Farming for the Future conference is PASA's signature event and our main vehicle for community building. Widely regarded as the best of its kind in the East, this diverse event brings together an audience of over 2,000 farmers, processors, consumers, students, environmentalists, and business and community leaders annually.

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SF Street Food Update: Underground and Off the Grid

The city's bursting at the seams with street food, our city blocks featuring everything from trucks selling kimchi tacos to carts wielding bacon cr_me brulee. What about the other foodie trends working their way up the haute cuisine ladder? INFORUM’s group of epicurean innovators will give you a taste of what’s going on in the … Continue reading SF Street Food Update: Underground and Off the Grid

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Regional Food Hub Network Meeting Agenda

Over the past 10 years, non-profits, grower cooperatives, and small businesses have developed marketing efforts to bridge localized small scale producers with established distribution chains in order to meet the demand for “Locally Grown” foods. These aggregation and distribution centers are diverse in ownership, scale, and strategies, but they share common objective of providing a … Continue reading Regional Food Hub Network Meeting Agenda

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EcoFarm Conference

This year the 31 st Annual Ecological Farming Conference celebrates a holistic, ecological view of food and farming that is driving a national conversation about personal, public and environmental health.

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Growing Food and Wisdom

A young farmer and an older one will speak about the joys and frustrations of food production in the wilds of Oakland and in a Hudson River village. From chard and soybeans to chicken and hogs; death lessons, life lessons,and growing lessons from the authors of Farm City and Growing, Older.

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Finding New Farmers Among Our Post 9/11 Military Veterans

Join us in conversation with Michael O'Gorman, a pioneering organic farmer who leads the Farmer-Veteran Coalition, who will bring a few veterans with him and share a preview of the program he will deliver at the 2011 Eco-Farm conference (The Ecological Farming Association's Annual Conference).

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Can we turn atmospheric carbon into soil organic matter in California?

Soil organic matter is the #1 factor in soil quality and water-holding capacity (according to the USDA-NRCS Soil Quality team, as well as soil scientists from the 1930s). Participate in an informational and strategy session with those concerned with climate and sustainability, production and policy, and practitioners of carbon ranching. Sponsored by Morris Ranch, the … Continue reading Can we turn atmospheric carbon into soil organic matter in California?

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Growing Local features Michael Dimock as speaker

Michael Dimock, president and co-founder of Roots of Change, an organization focused on developing and supporting a collaborative network of leaders and institutions on California with interest in establishing a sustainable food system, will be speaking 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, on the topic of Go Local!

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Can we turn atmospheric carbon into soil organic matter in California?

Soil organic matter is the #1 factor in soil quality and water-holding capacity (according to the USDA-NRCS Soil Quality team, as well as soil scientists from the 1930s). Participate in an informational and strategy session with those concerned with climate and sustainability, production and policy, and practitioners of carbon ranching. Sponsored by Morris Ranch, the … Continue reading Can we turn atmospheric carbon into soil organic matter in California?

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Joel Salatin in Chico Presented By Chaffin Family Orchards

Joel Salatin, world famous sustainable farmer and international speaker from Polyface Farms, who was featured in Michael Pollan's Omnivore's Dilemma, Academy Award Nominated Food Inc., and Fresh The Movie, will be speaking Monday, Jan. 17, at the Chico Family Masonic Center. Tickets are $14.00

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Farm to Table: Panel Discussion

This panel discussion investigates how local and organically grown produce shapes San Francisco cooking and dining. Panelists include: Mark Sullivan, chef, Spruce; Dave Stockdale, Executive Director of (CUESA) the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture; Sam Mogannam, owner of Bi-Rite Market; and Jeannette Ferrary, food writer and historian. The moderator will be Dava Guthmiller … Continue reading Farm to Table: Panel Discussion

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Kitchen Table Talks: Magnificent Mushrooms

For the next Kitchen Table Talks in San Francisco on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, we’re going beyond shiitakes and portabellas with a group of mushroom maestros as our guides to the little-known wonders of the mushroom world. They will give us an overview of the science, history and lore, dispel myths, and offer hands-on practical information. … Continue reading Kitchen Table Talks: Magnificent Mushrooms

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Special Screening of Food, Inc. with Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission

Do you think about where your food comes from? Are you interested in understanding solutions for a broken food system? Do you want to take action to ensure access to safe, healthy food for you and your family? Join Food & Water Watch and our allies on Monday, November 15th at 6:30 pm in Fresno … Continue reading Special Screening of Food, Inc. with Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission

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Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) hosts two day-long workshop for farmers

The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) is hosting a day-long workshop for organic and transitioning farmers and ranchers on how to shape the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Services programs so that they work better with organic agriculture systems. Limited space is available – please RSVP by November 5 if you want to attend.        … Continue reading Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) hosts two day-long workshop for farmers

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The 2010 Food for Thought Author Series featuring Marissa Guggiana

Marissa Guggiana, author of, Primal Cuts: Cooking with America's Best Butchers, will answer every question you ever pondered about meat and the behind-the-counter world of butchers.  Christian Caiazzo, chef and owner of Osteria Stellina, will craft a nose-to-tail, 5-course tasting menu featuring pork from Clark Summit Farm and freshly picked local produce. AUTHOR TALK AND … Continue reading The 2010 Food for Thought Author Series featuring Marissa Guggiana

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Green Festival: A project of Green America & Global Exchange

 At Green Festival®, a joint project of Global Exchange and Green America, we’re celebrating what’s working in our communities—for people, business and the environment. Think of Green Festival® as a walk through a sustainable community. It begins with finding solutions to help make our lives healthier—socially, economically and environmentally. Individuals along with business and community … Continue reading Green Festival: A project of Green America & Global Exchange

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Righteous Turkeys: Ethical, Sustainable, Delicious

Join us for a talk from Bill Niman and Nicolette Hahn Niman owners of BN RANCH is in Bolinas, They raise heritage turkeys, grass-fed cattle, and goats at their ranch, using traditional, grass-based, humane methods. The event is free and open to the public, but we do ask that all attendees RSVP at http://rockridgemarkethall.com/turkeys as … Continue reading Righteous Turkeys: Ethical, Sustainable, Delicious

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CCOF’s 5th Annual Organic Beer and Wine Tasting

Join CCOF for the 5th Annual Organic Beer and Wine Tasting at the Ferry Building in San Francisco to sample a wide variety of fine beverages – all by producers certified organic by CCOF – and talk directly to the vintners, and brewers. The event begins at 4:00 p.m. and runs until 8:00 p.m. Every … Continue reading CCOF’s 5th Annual Organic Beer and Wine Tasting

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival, hosted by CAFF

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is not just another film festival in a charming little mountain town. Wild & Scenic is a festival with a purpose. Borne as a project of SYRCL (pronounced ‘circle’) , one of the most effective localized river protection groups in the country, our film festival is a gathering of … Continue reading Wild & Scenic Film Festival, hosted by CAFF

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HomeGrown Culver City

HomeGrown Culver City, a free event celebrating food, sustainable gardening and an ecological lifestyle will be held on Oct 23rd 2010 at Media Park, Culver City. HomeGrown is an event that celebrates backyard edible gardening, designed by, and for, people that want to get to know their food sources from seed to plate. HomeGrown will … Continue reading HomeGrown Culver City

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Nourish film airing on PBS stations

What the story of your food?Nourish is a multi-year media and education initiative. The purpose of Nourish is to open a broad public conversation about our food system that encourages citizen engagement, particularly among young people and families. View Local Times Airing: KTEH (San Jose / San Francisco); 10/20/10 Wed at 11:30 PM KTEH (San … Continue reading Nourish film airing on PBS stations

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Roots of Change Network Summit: Healthy Food & Farms by 2030: Policy in Service of Innovation

Roots of Change (ROC) is excited to announce our annual event the Network Summit: Healthy Food & Farms by 2030. The October 6-8, 2010 summit will bring together California’s most creative and influential food and agricultural leaders from across the political spectrum to refine and endorse detailed planks. Check out the Summit Agenda, with more … Continue reading Roots of Change Network Summit: Healthy Food & Farms by 2030: Policy in Service of Innovation

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Good Food For All Reception

Click here to Purchase Tickets Participating Farms and Farmers include: Coastal Farm, Cal Vegetable Specials, Coleman Farms, Flora Bella Farms, Frog Hollow Farms, Garcia Organic Farm, Gardiner Farms, Green Farm, Harry's Berries, Heart Ranch, King Farms, McGrath Family Farms, Peacock Farm, Penryn Orchard, Pudwill Farm, Sage Martin Farms, Santa Monica Farmers Market, SEE-LA, Sonoma County … Continue reading Good Food For All Reception

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