Public Programs

Resources Roundtable: Drought in California

Presented by Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative

Friday, April 18
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Goldman Theater

This one-day conference will address issues around past, current, and future California droughts with an expert panel discussion. The conference will center around key policy actions that the state can undertake to prepare for future drought crises within a resilient framework.

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LATE NITE ART: Know Your Food

Presented by LATE NITE ART in partnership with the David Brower Center and the Lexicon for Sustainability

Saturday, April 19
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Hazel Wolf Gallery

A unique social art and dining experience hosted by the Brower Center's own Adam Rosendahl. Guests will share a meal prepared by local chefs Jocelyn Jackson and Keri Keifer of Grace Hearth, and enjoy a participatory art-making session exploring the themes of The Lexicon of Sustainability.

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Bright Young Minds Sunday Sessions

Presented by the David Brower Center

Sunday, April 20 and Sunday, May 4, 2014
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Hazel Wolf Gallery

Bright Young Minds offers an opportunity for kids ages 8 to 12 to engage with art through an interactive art-making session based on The Lexicon of Sustainability. This is a wonderful chance to teach your kids about local food systems and sustainable practices in a fun, hands-on way!

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CiviCon 2014

Presented by CiviCRM.org

Thursday, April 24
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Goldman Theater

CiviCRM is web-based, open source, Constituent Relationship Management software geared toward meeting the needs of nonprofit and other civic-sector organizations. Whether you are new to CiviCRM, an experienced super-user, or looking to find out if it will meet your organization’s needs, CiviCon is a wonderful opportunity to learn from end-users, implementers, and developers in the community.

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OUR LAND: A Symposium on Land Access

Presented by Agrarian Trust

Sunday, April 27
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Goldman Theater

In the next two decades 400 million acres of U.S. farmland will change hands. Will that land be consolidated into larger holdings and treated as a commodity or investment asset? Or will it prove to be the foundation for a new business, a next-generation farmer, or a passionate entrepreneur? Join us to tackle the historical context, long-range implications, economic impact, and stewardship potential of the transition ahead.

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GMOs 2.0: Synthetic Biology, Farmers and Food

Presented by Friends of the Earth

Wednesday, April 30
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Goldman Theater

Synthetic biology is about to radically change our food system. What is “synbio” and how might it impact agriculture, the environment, and the livelihoods of farmers around the world?

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"The Lexicon of Sustainability" Closing Reception & Book Release Party

Presented by the David Brower Center

Thursday, May 1
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hazel Wolf Gallery

Douglas Gayeton will host the release of his new book, Local: The Faces of Food and Farming in America, in a celebration with many of the local food system champions from the book. The night will be capped off with a special video presentation and discussion led by Gayeton and featuring many of the individuals from the video.

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Bright Night 2014

Presented by Rising Sun Energy Center

Thursday, May 1
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tamalpais Room and Terrace

Rising Sun is thrilled to present its first major event to celebrate its 20 years of accomplishments in workforce development, resource conservation, and efficiency while looking forward to the exciting work ahead. Mingle, savor delicious hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer, bid on silent auction items, enjoy live music, and hear an inspiring program about their important work featuring program participants and remarks from former SF Environment Director, Melanie Nutter.

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