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Five times a year we convene at Gathering on a particular topic and we serve a free lunch with plenty of networking time. If you’re in the South Bay, on the Peninsula, or over the hill in Santa Cruz, a trek up the 101 or 880 to Berkeley might deter you from attending. So on September 20, we are bringing our semi-monthly Gathering to you. Join us for:
Sustaining Our Communities with Local Food
A panel to discuss what is growing in the South Bay
The Bay Area is growing and the need to create sustainable and healthy communities is only increasing. How can we protect farmland, serve local food and provide food security? What role does farmland have in regional plans like the Sustainable Communities Strategy? And what are the opportunities for partnership and funding?
The September Gathering
of the Bay Area Open Space Council will address these questions with a focus on Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties. In this part of the region, there are many efforts already underway to support local farms and connect people of all kinds to where their food comes from. Speakers include:
- Kathryn Lyddan, Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust
- Andrea Mackenzie, Santa Clara County Open Space Authority
- Melissa Hippard, Greenbelt Alliance
- Kellyx Nelson, San Mateo Resources Conservation District
Join us as we head to the San Pedro Square Market in downtown San Jose for a conversation about sustainable agriculture and the people making it happen. The program will be held from 10am-12pm. Lunch will be served immediately following and there will be lots of time for networking.