Early Wednesday evening at The Seed Bank in Petaluma, Clark Wolf and Marcy Smothers present another in their farm forum series. The Late Summer Farm Forum features ten panelists and, if things go as they usually do, a lively audience eager to participate.

The discussion takes place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at 199 Petaluma Blvd. North, at the corner of Washington St. Although no one will be turned away for lack of funds, admission is a suggested donation of $15.

Panelists include Paul Wallace of The Seed Bank; Carrie Brown of Jimtown Store; Paul Kaiser of Singing Frogs Farm; Dr. Frank Chong, President of SRJC; Don McEnhill, Russian Riverkeep; Sam Mogannam of Bi-Rite Market; Tony Linegar, Sonoma County Ag Commissioner; Kendra Kolling of Nana Mae’s Organics; Marlena Spieler, a food writer based in England and me.

I’ll be addressing two topics I don’t have a lot of opportunity to discuss in the public sphere; one has to do with the importance of specific aspects of our recent history and how we can use this history to move forward successfully as an agricultural community; the other addresses what I think is a crucial aspect of the immediate future of how we feed ourselves and each other.

After the forum, I’ll do a post-panel wrap up here, with highlights from each speaker. Join us if you can and if you can’t, check back here later in the week.

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