- Rebecca Burgess is the author of Harvesting Color and founder of Fibershed, a community of fiber farmers, weavers, and other artisans who envision a bioregional textile culture. Rebecca is currently working on a project called Grow Your Jeans, in which jeans will be produced almost entirely in Northern and Central California—even the indigo dye!
- Robin Lynde of Meridian Jacobs Farm is a shepherd, weaver, and teacher who has a fiber shop on her Vacaville farm, where she teaches classes in spinning, weaving, and dyeing.
- Marcia Gibbs is the executive director of the Sustainable Cotton Project, which promotes sustainably grown domestic cotton by working with growers to reduce chemical use and developing a Cleaner Cotton™ supply chain. Marcia also has a Masters in business and has been a family farmer in the Sacramento Valley.
Locally Grown, Locally Sewn: A Discussion about Sustainable Apparel
Monday, October 22, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
When & Where
CUESA - Center for Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture
CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through the operation of farmers markets and educational programs.
We are a tax-exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1994 to educate urban consumers about sustainable agriculture and to create links between urban dwellers and local farmers.
CUESA manages the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market at the Ferry Building in San Francisco (Saturday 8am-2pm, and Tuesday & Thursday 10am-2pm), and the Jack London Square Farmers Market in Oakland (Sunday 9am-2pm). CUESA’s markets are a certified farmers markets renowned for diverse offerings of high-quality, delicious local products.
CUESA’s educational initiatives inspire eaters of all ages to participate in cultivating a healthy food system, including cooking demonstrations, farm tours, youth programs like Foodwise Kids and Schoolyard to Market, and more. Learn more at cuesa.org.