Food System Resilience from Homestead to Community and Beyond

In this sustainability tour and skill-building workshop led by Trathen Heckman of Daily Acts, Naomi Starkman of the award-winning Civil Eats, with new farmer and Farm Guild organizer Evan Wiig, we will learn Permaculture skills and tour successful, mature models of local sustainability, including: gray water systems, community gardens, edible landscapes, food forests, water harvesting earthworks, and rain gardens.

Discover strategies to: transform your backyard as the beginning of transforming your neighborhood, municipality, and region; build leadership and self-reliance in your community; promote family and community food security and a local food economy; organize your community; work with municipal government as an ally; and foster new farmer networks.

Trathen Heckman, founder of Daily Acts, helps transform water-thirsty lawns into productive edible gardens, supports the installation of home-scale gray water and rainwater harvesting systems, facilitates sustainability tours that have inspired over 600 garden installations, and educates Sonoma County residents to live a more ecologically sustainable lifestyle.

Naomi Starkman is founder and Editor-in-Chief of Civil Eats, named 2014 Publication of the Year by the James Beard Foundation. Naomi served as the Director of Communications & Policy at Slow Food Nation ’08 and has worked as a media consultant at The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, GQ and WIRED magazines.  

Evan Wiig, from community garden in Brooklyn to Cattle Ranch in California, has spent the last few years immersed in the local food and farming movement, raising chickens and working to convene farmers around important issues as an organizer for the Farmers Guild, a network of new farmers, ranchers and chefs sharing ideas and skills.

Time: Monday, October 20, 2014 from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Price: $175, including transportation from Embassy Suites hotel to the program site and cob oven pizza for lunch.

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