The Big Tent
Central San provided a big tent with 150 chairs. This photo was taken by www.Ecoloblue.com of Pacheco. Check out how they make water from the atmosphere!
Check-In Where Friends Congregated
Friends met friends at Check-in!
Mt. Diablo H.S. Culinary Chefs
Cindy Gershen, Chef extraorinaire and owner of Sunrise Bistro in Walnut Creek, made fabulous salads and fed 200 people with the young chefs from the Sustainable Hospitality Pathway graduates.
Congressman Mark DeSaulnier
Rep. Mark DeSaulnier celebrating our Drought and Urban Farming Kickoff with us.
CA Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla
We were delighted that ASM Bonilla could join us!
CCCSD President, Mike McGill Speaks
Mike McGill was a driving force behind the event and told participants about recycled water.
Congressman Mark DeSaulnier
Congressman DeSaulnier made us all laugh and was serious in telling us that approximately 85% of the water in CA goes to Agriculture.
Central San Gives Away Recycled Wate
Former Assemblywoman took this photo of the stage. Central San is giving away up to 300 gallons of recycled water per trip next to their Household Hazardous Waste facility.
Carolyn Phinney on Urban Farming
Carolyn Phinney, President of AgLantis, explained why recycled water, global warming, sustainable Agriculture. and greenhouses are all part of the solution to a broken food system.
Karen, Mark, Satinder, Chris, Sue
Supervisor Karen Mitchoff honored us with her presence along with Congressman Mark DeSaulnier, Susan Bonilla's District Director Satinder Mahli, Rep. DeSaulnier's staff Christopher Whitmore and Bethallyn Black, VP of AgLantis and Sue Hamill in red.
Pat Von Behren
Long-term supporter of the farm, having fun with friends and family.
Co-Sponsor Central San's Booth
Central San employees were a huge help with organizing the event and Central San was a co-sponsor of the event.
Karen Cohen & Patty Von Behren
Long-term supporters happy to be at the kickoff!
DC Solar donated green power generator.
Doorstep Farmers donated carrots and potatoes for the salads and came to support us!
Mt. Diablo Beekeepers President Sylvia Goemmel was encircled by a guest appearance of a bee, while talking about her use of Integrated Pest Management.
Environmental Services Manger for Central San. Danea Gemmell. has had a huge responsibility for shepherding the farm through endless government processes.
ASM Susan Bonilla gave our farm a Certificate of Recognition!
Centra San has Free Recycled Water, Household Hazardous Waste Facilities for collection, and other programs to help protect our waterways and properties. Go to www.CentralSan.org
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University of California, Berkeley is collaborating with us to teach beginning farmers. Dr. Jennifer Sowerwine (to left of Dr. Carolyn Phinney) and her team Jenna Segal (far left) and Thea Rittenhouse (2nd from left).
MarElla Honey Bs display. They will have beehives on the farm and teach classes once a month. www.marellahoneybs.com