West Marin Agriculture and Mariculture Field Trip
September 10, 2019 SOLD OUT
See first-hand the groundbreaking work being done in West Marin to feed and protect the planet!
Experience the interconnection between climate change and food supply with onsite presentations in picturesque West Marin County. This unique region known for wildflowers, ocean-side pastures, and whale watching also maintains a rich history of local and organic dairy, agriculture, and mariculture struggling to survive development and adapt to climate change.
Learn onsite about sustainable, organic ranching at Straus Dairy. Find out more about acidification, and rising sea levels at Hog Island Oyster Farm. Oysters available for purchase to pack in our ice chest. Our day includes a tasty tell all on local cheese production at Cowgirl Creamery and a discussion on land preservation practices by the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT).
Join Us to See and Learn About:
- innovative agricultural operations in Marin, methods for controlling waste to produce renewable energy, and organic farming practices that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- the rich history of Marin's ranching communities and the different watersheds en route to West Marin
- the history of coastal zone management in West Marin County and its relationship to agriculture
- Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT), a national model for the preservation of historic agricultural lands in Marin
$100 non members
$85 for EFM members — Members must sign in to receive the discount. Please direct all registration questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. No additional fee is required by Master Class 46 students. This trip is included in your tuition.
This is an all-day field trip. All participants are required to ride a bus and bring their own lunch. Bus pickup is at 8 am sharp at the Smith Ranch Rd park and drive, east of 101 at exit 456. Trip Agenda
Constance Washburn | Hidden Bounty of Marin crop report | Albert Straus | MALT
Environmental Forum of Marin RELEASE FORM