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Urban Gardens to Open Range: The Present and Future of Bay Area Food Landscapes

Bay Nature Institute

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PST)

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Local! Organic! Sustainable!

Sounds good, but what does it mean for the people who produce food in the Bay Area? And for those who consume it? Join Bay Nature Institute, Bay Area Open Space Council and Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAGE) for a lively discussion with local food producers and advocates helping to fill out the emerging vision of a sustainable balance between people and nature here in one of the most biodiverse areas of the world. 

Sue Conley, Cowgirl Creamery | Point Reyes

Jered Lawson, Pie Ranch | San Mateo Coast

Magdalena Ridley, LandPaths/Bayer Farm | Santa Rosa

Jason Mark, Earth Island Journal/Alemany Farm | San Francisco

Sibella Kraus, Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAGE)

Presentations will be followed by time for discussion and questions.

Sponsored by: Clif Bar, Farmland LP, Gather Restaurant, Mary’s Gone Crackers, Michael Lee Environmental Foundation, The Bread Workshop, The Hub – Bay Area, and the Wells Fargo Foundation.

Media sponsors: Edible East Bay, CUESA, Santa Clara Valley Food System Alliance, Slow Money

For information about sponsorship or other event-related questions, call Judith at (510)528-8550 x205 or email Subscribe to Bay Nature magazine at

Photo by Stephen Joseph.







Have questions about Urban Gardens to Open Range: The Present and Future of Bay Area Food Landscapes? Contact Bay Nature Institute

When & Where

Goldman Theatre
David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PST)

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Bay Nature Institute

The Bay Nature Institute, based in Berkeley, California, is dedicated to educating the people of the San Francisco Bay Area about, and celebrating the beauty of, the surrounding natural world. We do so with the aim of inspiring residents to explore and preserve the diverse and unique natural heritage of the region, and of nurturing productive relationships among the many organizations and individuals working towards these same goals. Bay Nature's programs include:

1. Bay Nature magazine, a full-color quarterly publication launched in January 2001 that explores the landscapes and wildlife of the Bay Area, and highlights the people and organizations that are working to understand them, protect them, and educate others about them. You can subscribe to Bay Nature online; back issues may also be purchased online.

2. Bay Nature Hikes & Events consists of free naturalist-led hikes and outings to places featured in the magazine, as well as occasional community events. 

3. Bay Nature on the Air is a series of short video spots that run in between regularly-scheduled programs on Northern California public television stations. The 2-1/2 minute shorts showcase the natural diversity of Northern California and highlight the efforts of organizations and individuals who work on its behalf.

4. is an online gateway to experiences in the natural world of the San Francisco Bay Area, providing access to all Bay Nature content, searchable by topic or location.



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