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Edible Institute 2011: Day One / January 29 2011
Hotel Mar Monte
Santa Barbara, CA
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Edible Institute 2011: Day One / January 29 2011
Edible Communities presents Edible Institute, a weekend of talks, presentations, workshops, and local food & wine tastings by some of the local food movement's most influential thinkers, writers, and producers. January 29-30, Hotel Mar Monte, Santa Barbara, CA.

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.                      Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.                      Welcome: Tracey Ryder & Carole Topalian

8:45 - 9:45 a.m.                      KEYNOTE: Joan Gussow

Dr. Joan Dye Gussow is a serious food producer, a writer, and officially a retiree from Teachers College, Columbia University where she is Mary Swartz Rose Professor Emerita, former chair of the Nutrition Education Program, and where she still teaches her course on nutritional ecology every fall.
She has served on and chaired the boards of many organizations, but currently serves only on the boards of Just Food, the Sustainability Fund, and the Frontera Farmer Foundation, as well as on the Board of Trustees of her Hudson River village.  She has previously served two terms on the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences, and single terms on the FDA's Food Advisory Committee, and the National Organic Standards Board.

= 9:45 a.m. Featured panels begin:

The Future of Food Writing, Recipes and Cookbooks > Molly Watson moderator.

Molly O'Neill: Former food columnist for The New York Times Magazine and the host of the PBS series Great Food. Author of four cookbooks, including One Big Table.

Russ Parsons: Food editor and columnist LA Times, author of How to Read a French Fry: And Other Stories of Intriguing Kitchen Science, and How to Pick a Peach: The Search for Flavor from Farm to Table.

Dianne Jacob: Dianne Jacob is the author of Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Reviews, Memoir, and More. Previously a newspaper, magazine, and publishing company editor-in-chief, Dianne has been self-employed since 1996 as a writing coach, author, and freelance editor.

Terry Walters: Terry Walters' first book, CLEAN FOOD, caused a sensation and fueled a nationwide movement about nourishment and clean food that's been embraced all the way to the White House.


Will Urban Ag Change the Way We Eat? > Deborah Kane moderator.

Annie Novak: Founder and director of Growing Chefs, field-to-fork food education program; the children's gardening program coordinator for the New York Botanical Gardens, and co-founder and farmer of Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Greenpoint.

David Cleveland: Professor, Environmental Studies Program University of California Santa Barbara.

Ashley Atkinson: As the Director of Project Development
and Urban Agriculture for the Greening of Detroit, Atkinson is developing Detroit's premier market farm from a 30-acre city park filled with sewer pipes; all on a budget of $40 per week.


Journalists Talk Strategies for Writing About Big Ag. > Jane Black moderator.

Philip Brasher: Correspondent for The Des Moines Register, focusing on agriculture, food, energy and climate issues.

Barry Estabrook: Former contributing editor at Gourmet magazine. Also writes for the the New York Times, the Washington Post, and The Atlantic.com.

Bryan Walsh: Time magazine energy and climate writer.


Activists and Advocacy: SOLE Food's Message for Change. > Tom Philpott moderator.

Ralph Loglisci: Project Director for the Johns Hopkins Healthy Monday Project.

Debra Eschmeyer: Co-Founder and Program Director of FoodCorps, Farmer, and Communications and Outreach Director of the National Farm to School Network, has 15 years of farming and sustainable food system experience.  

Dan Imhoff: Co-founder of Watershed Media, a researcher, author, and independent publisher who has concentrated for nearly 20 years on issues related to farming, the environment, and design.


Mighty Wines: Small Family Producers Using Traditional Winemaking Methods (A Focus on Santa Barbara County). Tracey Ryder moderator.

Tracey Ryder is the President and CEO of Edible Communities, Inc., publishers of over 60 regional food magazines in the US and Canada.

Adam Tolmach: Ojai Vineyards
Karen Steinwachs: Buttonwood Winery
Richard Sanford: Alma Rosa Winery
Doug Margerum: Margerum Wine Company
Chris Whitcraft: Whitcraft Winery


Closing Remarks: Gary Nabhan.

Gary Paul Nabhan is an internationally-celebrated nature writer, seed saver, conservation biologist and sustainable agriculture activist who has been called âÂÂthe father of the local food movementâ by Mother Earth News. Gary is also an orchard-keeper, wild forager and Ecumenical Franciscan brother in his hometown of Patagonia, Arizona near the Mexican border.

For detailed bios and more information, visit http://www.ediblecommunities.com

6:30 -9:30 p.m. Please join us immediately following the panel discussions at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum for a celebration of local food & drink (admission is included in the ticket price). Featuring New West, Hitching Post, Delish Nutrish, Montecito Country Kitchen, Organic Soup Kitchen, Here's the Scoop, Telegraph Brewing Co., Qupe, Riverbench Winery, Zaca Mesa Winery, Alma Rosa Wines, Buttonwood Winery, Margerum Wine Company, Roblar Winery, Los Olivos Cafe, Ojai Vineyard, and many others!

For complete details visit http://www.ediblecommunities.com

{Please note: event panels are subject to change}


Hotel Mar Monte
1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
United States


Food > Markets & Farms

Minimum Age: 0
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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