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Forum on county’s food & farming future

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 | Posted by

Clark Wolf moderating last year's Farm Forum in Sonoma.

Interested in the future of food and farming in Sonoma County?

If so, consider attending the Late Summer Farm Forum. The second in a series of three 2012 community Farm Forums, it will be held later this month on Wednesday, September 26, at the Petaluma Seed Bank.

As with most of the earlier Farm Forums, the upcoming event will include a diverse panel of active and influential community members ranging from farmers and artisan producers to government officials, young scientists and small-business owners. Each will help illuminate the past, present and future of food and farming in Sonoma County.

Among the speakers are at least two Sonoma Valley residents: Kendra Kolling, of Nana Mae’s Organics, and Chuck Levine, a Board member with Jack London State Historic Park.

Other panelists confirmed to date include Carrie Brown (The Jimtown Store), Michele Anna Jordan (columnist, author, radio host), Paul Kaiser (farmer), Tony Linegar (Sonoma County Ag Commissioner), Don McEnhill (Russian Riverkeeper), Sam Mogannam (Bi-Rite Market), Marlena Spieler (food writer), and Paul Wallace (Petaluma Seed Bank).

The Farm Forums are a part of the newly established Sonoma County Food and Farming Project (SCFFP), under the umbrella of Ag Innovations Network, which seeks to increase awareness of and encourage participation in small-scale food and farming projects in Sonoma County. SCFFP is made possible by support and grants from The Press Democrat, Redwood Hill Creamery, Doug Bohling of Sotheby’s International Realty, and Clark Wolf Company.

The Late Summer Food Forum will be held on Wednesday (9/26), 5-7:30 p.m., at the Petaluma Seed Bank, 199 Petaluma Blvd. N, Petaluma 94952. Suggested donation: $15. RSVP: waverley@clarkwolfcompany.com

Read our story about last year’s Farm Forum, held in Sonoma.

  • http://www.vintnersinn.com Devin Kellogg

    When is the next Farm Forum?

    • lcastrone

      It’s Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Culinary Arts Center in Santa Rosa, 5-7:30 p.m., 1670 Mendocino Ave.

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