1305 E Cliff Dr
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Join us for a talk focused on current organic agricultural research, as well as the history of organic farming and advocacy in Santa Cruz, CA. Organic systems benefit the environment, communities, and rural economies. We will discuss the biggest challenges for organic farmers and research being done to find environmentally protective solutions that strengthen organic agricultural systems.
About the Speakers:
Joanna Ory, Research Program Associate, believes organic agriculture is essential to protecting the environment and public health. Having researched the impacts of pesticides on human health and the environment for her PhD in Environmental Studies at UC Santa Cruz, she is excited to support organic farming and positive changes in the food system. Joanna is also a passionate educator, and teaches classes at UC Santa Cruz.
Brise Tencer, executive Director, is passionate about organic food and farming. She brings 17 years of leadership experience working on organic food policy, farming, and research issues, and strong relationships across all sectors of the organic community. She received both a Certificate in Conflict Resolution and a M.A. in International Environmental Policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.