The countdown is on! ... and the weather does not frighten us! The countdown is on! Only 16 hours until Farm Fest begins! Don’t let Sundays weath

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The countdown is on!

... and the weather does not frighten us!

The countdown is on!
Only 16 hours until Farm Fest begins! Don’t let Sundays weather deter you from attending the Fabulous Farm Fest at Tara Firma Farms! After seven dry, firey months it’s time to dust off your rain boots and head out to the moist rolling hills of Petaluma and celebrate the onset of the rainy season. Jump in some puddles and feel the rain on your skin. We’ve been promised some sun and clouds and yes it could it rain - no worries. We’ll be comfortable, cozy and dry inside a large barn filled with straw bales and Slow Money friends, farmers, musicians, entrepreneurs, investors and food activists! Lagunitas beer, Numi Tea, Guayaki drinks and a delicious potluck spread will be shared by all.
Use the code: SLOWFARM16 to register for a discount!

Sunday, September 29th, 11:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Great friendships are always formed at this kid friendly showcase and community potluck, which takes place at a working farm and there's lots of exciting new additions to the day.

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We have an exciting new attraction for you!

Sir Cabalot will join our event with his moveable Pizza Cob Oven! So don't forget to bring your most delicious ingredients to bake your individual Pizza! The dough will be provided.


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Michael Dimock, Roots of Change

Master of Ceremonies: Michael Dimock

Micheal Dimock President of Roots of Change whose mission is build a healthy, equitable and resilient food system will be our Master of Ceremonies! Michael has focused on agriculture and food since 1989 and is a national food movement organizer and thought leader on food and farming systems. Roots of Change (ROC) is developing roadmaps to strategic coordination for the California food movement with a specific focus on supporting development of the California Food Policy Council. In 1992 he founded Ag Innovations Network and was chairman of Slow Food USA and a member of Slow Food International’s board of directors.


Special Musical Guest: BURNSIDE

Join Evan Wiig from the Farmer’s Guild and his fabulous band Burnside! To get a sneak peak, watch this video or visit their Facebook page.

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Keynote Speakers


Mark Squire

Mark has been an owner and manager of Good Earth Natural Foods in Fairfax for the last 35 years and has been a leader in promoting and marketing organically grown foods, and a model for many other stores in the US. He helped to write some of the original organic certification standards still in use nationally. Mark worked with the Organic Crop Improvement Association which is the largest certifier of organic foods worldwide and he oversaw their international certification staff training and operations for both farm and manufacturing.He is one of the original proponents and authors of Measure B, the Marin County initiative that prohibited the outdoor cultivation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), which passed by 61% in 2004.

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Temra Costa

Temra Costa has been advocating for sustainable food and farming systems for over a decade and is the award-winning author of Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat. She led the campaign to encourage consumers to buy locally produced food, serving as the Buy Fresh Buy Local campaign manager for Community Alliance with Family Farmers. During this time she helped publish local food guides across California while linking farmers to more retailers, restaurants and schools for greater viability. Temra has been a consultant with Clif Bar, Numi Tea. and Amy’s Kitchen. This past summer Temra and her husband manifested their life dream of co-owning a farm, and soon to be educational center, on a 172-acre property in Sonoma County.

Enjoy the special tickets for friends & family of Slow Money

Promotional code: SLOWFARM16

Do you need a ride or can you offer one to other folks?

To sign up or share a ride: CLICK HERE

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Thanks to our sponsors:

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Other Upcoming Events

October 21st-23rd: Bioneers Conference, Marin Center, San Rafael
November 11th-13th: Green Festival at Pier 35, San Francisco
Save the Date: February 10th-19th: Sustainable Agriculture and Arts in CUBA!

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Bioneers Conference Next Week!

When: October 21st-23rd, 2016, starting at 8:00 AM
Where: Marin Center, San Rafael, California

Come explore practical and visionary solutions to live more harmoniously on our planet. We hope to see you there! It's a wonderful gathering of heartfelt passionate eco warriors!

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Mark you calendar: Green Festival!

When: November 11th-13th, starting at 12pm
Where: Pier 35; 1454 The Embarcadero, San Francisco

Be on the lookout for the discount code we'll send in an upcoming newsletter!

Marissa will be speaking:

AGRITOURISM November 12th 2:45- 3:45
I'll be speaking with Constance Washburn who for 18 years, she served as Education Director at the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) and Marin Organic which reached more than 5,000 people a year. We'll discuss the history & future of agritourism, how it educates both local citizens and tourists on the true cost of food, inspires the next generation of farmers, improves the local economy and helps protect the environment.

VOLUNTEERISM November 12th 5:30- 6:00
Gain valuable real life experience volunteering with an organization that shares similar ideals. Try out a career path, gain marketable skills, and build your resume while furthering the mission of an organization. Constance Washburn

Come say hello at this wonderful annual San Francisco party with a purpose


Cuba with BAGT!

Sustainable Farming & the Arts

February 10th-19th, 2017
Meet with farmers, artists, government representatives and educators to hear about Cuba from Cubans. We'll provide an overview of Cuba’s agro ecological transition and the institutions and resources put into place to make this dramatic shift possible. We will see firsthand what happens when national policy prioritizes organic community wellness, the environment, organic farming and the arts.


$3,775 meet us in Havana

$4,250 with chartered airfare from Miami

Includes: Double accommodations, transportation, charismatic local guides, site fees, donations to partnering NGO’s, all breakfasts, most lunches, cultural activities and cocktails, welcome & farewell dinners.

$720 Single room supplement

If interested please write to


Bay Area Green Tours Mission

Bay Area Green Tours 501(c)3 provides educational tours and events that demonstrate the sustainable economy in action, inspire support of local green businesses, and empower people to incorporate environmental responsibility and social justice into their personal and professional lives.

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