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Farming to Save the Earth

Presented by Commonwealth Club at The Outdoor Art Club, Mill Valley CA

Apr 03 2019
Farming to Save the Earth

The future of farming: regenerative agriculture and biodynamic farming

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One of the best-kept secrets in combating the climate crisis and the loss of biodiversity and agricultural productivity is a return to an agriculture model that sustained people and the planet prior to the age of industrial agriculture.

The answer to the future of farming is to look to the past.

Beginning from the modern sustainable agricultural and slow food movement, California’s early pioneers in organic farming have redefined the meaning of sustainability.

The new models for an earth-friendly, food-healthy system have drawn from the teachings of Rudolf Steiner—noted scientist, philosopher and founder of the Waldorf School. Interestingly, he was instrumental in helping European farmers combat the rapid decline in seed fertility, crop vitality and animal health on their farms.


Join fourth-generation winemaker Paul Dolan, former chairman of the Wine Institute and former president of Fetzer Vineyards, who led a transformation that put the company at the forefront of organic viticulture and sustainable business. Today, besides growing and making biodynamic wines, Dolan is a leader in redefining the farming system, with a focus on regenerative agriculture and biodynamic farming.

Joining Dolan is Roots of Change president Michael Dimock, whose organization is strengthening the California Food Policy Council, food systems research and legislative and administrative advocacy in California and at the federal level. Dimock is internationally recognized as a thought leader, organizer and advocate of food and farming systems.

Wine and cheese available


General Admission: Member – $20
General Admission: Nonmember – $35
Premium: Member – $30
Premium: Nonmember – $45
Student – $10.00
Plus fees

Contact: (415) 597-6705

    Official Website

Additional time info:

7:00 pm – Check-in
7:45–9:00 pm – Program


The Outdoor Art Club

One West Blithedale, Mill Valley, CA 94941

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