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Meet Visionary Sonoma Farmers on Educational Tour

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Meet Visionary Sonoma Farmers on Educational Tour

Saturday, May 21, 2016 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Free but registration required, space limited 

If you face the Omnivores Dilemma, then this is the farm tour for you! Meet local food farmers on this educational driving and walking tour with Greenbelt Alliance and Sonoma County Farm Trails. http://www.greenbelt.org/events/sonoma-farm-tour/

We’ll meet the visionaries who own and operate these outstanding farms: Tara Firma Farms and First Light Farm in Petaluma, and Singing Frogs Farm in Sebastopol. Hear their stories as you walk through green pastures and rows of spring vegetables.  Learn how we can help this new generation of farms and ranches thrive.

The tour is being led by Teri Shore, the Regional Director for the North Bay for Greenbelt Alliance http://www.greenbelt.org/events/sonoma-farm-tour/ and Carmen Snyder, Executive Director of Sonoma County Farm Trails. http://www.farmtrails.org/

This tour is organized by Greenbelt Alliance and its new Farms and Ranches Forever Initiative. The recent HOMEGROWN report outlines the model policies in Sonoma County and around the Bay Area that are helping protect agricultural lands from conversion to subdivisions and shopping malls.

Sonoma County Farm Trails works to ensure the continuing economic viability of Sonoma County agriculture by instilling an appreciation of ag as a vital part of our community and lifestyle. 

Maps and details will provided after registration. Participants will bring a brown bag lunch, liquids, dress in layers, and wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring rain gear if the weather tends in that direction. Bring a market basket or cooler bag in case you are inspired to take some fresh food home with you! 

All participants must stay for the entire tour and be willing to carpool as a driver or passenger to minimize auto traffic to the farms.  If you have questions about this outing, call Teri Shore at (707) 575-3661.