The Future of Food: Women Farmers at the Forefront @ Port Commission Hearing Room, Ferry Building, 2nd floor, San Francisco [25 June]

The Future of Food: Women Farmers at the Forefront


204
25
June
18:00 - 20:00

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Port Commission Hearing Room, Ferry Building, 2nd floor
One Ferry Building, San Francisco, California 94111
Women have always been on the forefront of agriculture. Today they make up almost half of the workforce in the world, and women farmers are one of the fastest growing segments in the United States, making up a third of our farmers. In a moment of rapid changes to the environment and how we grow food, women are coming up with innovative solutions to our current global challenges.

Join us for a conversation with women farmers who are continuing the long-standing tradition of sustaining the health of our planet and communities, each in her own unique way. Join us if you are an eater. Join us if you are a farmer. Join us if you are a thinker. This is a conversation for everyone with a stake in our future.

Speakers:

Nina Ichikawa, Policy Director, Berkeley Food Institute (moderator)
Marsha Habib, Farmer and Owner, Oya Organics
Helena Sylvester, Farmer and Owner, Happy Acre Farm
Dr. Gail P Myers, Founder of Farms to Grow Inc. and Freedom Farmers Market

Reception featuring refreshments from CUESA’s Ferry Plaza Farmers Market (included with panel admission) to follow.

No one will be turned away from the panel for lack of funds. Please contact [email protected] for scholarship information.

Tickets are nonrefundable but may be transferable by contacting us.
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