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|Alternatives to the Aerial Spray Program: Supporting Local Food and Farms|
|Date||Thursday April 10|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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|Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave, near Dwight Way, Berkeley|
|Event Type||Panel Discussion|
Will the light brown apple moth prove to be the invasive threat to California agriculture, that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) claims it to be, or have damages to New Zealand agriculture been grossly exaggerated?
Should the vulnerabilities created by chemically dependent mono-cropping and other conventional agricultural practices be an excuse for eradication projects that put at risk public and environmental health?
What will happen to local organics if the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is allowed to douse the California Peninsula and San Francisco Bay Area with pesticides months in and months out for years to come?
UC Berkeley Professor of Agroecology and entomologist
Robert Lieber, RN
Mayor of the City of Albany, one of the cities on the list to be sprayed, and Registered Nurse with extensive experience in respiratory care, who provided emergency triage and healthcare after many toxic chemical accidents and releases, including the Chevron spill.
John Davis, RN
Environmental and Peace Activist, works in Pittsburg, Contra Costa County, as a geriatric nurse.
Vineyard Manager and Farmer specializing in organics and biodynamics, works with Phil Coturri, who is now helping Napa’s Oakville Ranch Vineyards transition to Organic. Rob started farming at the age of 14, and has worked on farms around the world.
of Medlock Ames Winery, who grow biodynamically and have incorporated sustainable practices such as electric cars run on a solar system, and vineyard equipment powered by biodiesel. They look toward creating their own fuel from crops grown at their ranch.
INFO: 510-895-2312 http://www.EastBayPesticideAlert.org *scent-free, please