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Farming to Save the Earth

The Commonwealth Club

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

Farming to Save the Earth

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission: Member Dec 31, 2019 $20.00 $0.00
General Admission: Nonmember (Discounted $10.00)   more info Dec 31, 2019 $25.00 $3.16
Premium: Member   more info Dec 31, 2019 $30.00 $3.46
Premium: Nonmember   more info Dec 31, 2019 $45.00 $4.37
Student   more info Dec 31, 2019 $10.00 $2.24
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Paul Dolan, Former Chairman, Wine Institute; Former President, Fetzer Vineyards
Michael Dimrock, President, Roots of Change

One of the best-kept secrets in combating the climate crisis and the loss of biodiversity and agricultural productivity is a return to an agriculture model that sustained people and the planet prior to the age of industrial agriculture. The answer to the future of farming is to look to the past.

Beginning from the modern sustainable agricultural and slow food movement, California's early pioneers in organic farming have redefined the meaning of sustainability. The new models for an earth-friendly, food-healthy system have drawn from the teachings of Rudolf Steiner—noted scientist, philosopher and founder of the Waldorf School. Interestingly, he was instrumental in helping European farmers combat the rapid decline in seed fertility, crop vitality and animal health on their farms.

Join fourth-generation winemaker Paul Dolan, former chairman of the Wine Institute and former president of Fetzer Vineyards, who led a transformation that put the company at the forefront of organic viticulture and sustainable business. Today, besides growing and making biodynamic wines, Dolan is a leader in redefining the farming system, with a focus on regenerative agriculture and biodynamic farming. 

Joining Dolan is Roots of Change (ROC) president Michael Dimock, an organizer and thought leader on food and farming systems. ROC develops and campaigns for smart, incentive-based food and farm policies that position agriculture and food enterprises as solutions to critical challenges of the 21st century. He is the host of the new podcast “Flipping the Table,” featuring honest conversations about food, farms and the future. Dimock serves on the boards of the UCLA Law School’s Resnick food law and policy program, Farm to Pantry, the Wild Farm Alliance and Sonoma Academy.

Outdoor Art Club, One West Blithedale, Mill Valley
Time: 7 p.m. check-in; 7:45–9 p.m. program
Notes: Wine and cheese available

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The Outdoor Art Club
1 W Blithedale Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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