Vision to Action is the theme for the 4th annual Central Coast Bioneers Conference, hosted by Ecologistics, Inc., to be held October 25-27 at the Monday Club in San Luis Obispo. Central Coast Bioneers is a member of the Bioneers Network, one of 23 sites around the country where a local Bioneers conference is being held. Each morning, keynote lectures recorded at the National Bioneers Conference will be shown. The 16 afternoon workshops will feature six major topic areas: Eco-Science, Social & Environmental Activism, Food & Farming, Women’s Leadership, Eco-Nomics, and Restoring Ecosystems.
Our keynote speaker on Friday night will be Drew Dellinger, founder of Global Poets for Justice and author of Love Letter to the Milky Way. In his lecture, “The Mountaintop Vision,” Dellinger will examine ecological and cosmological dimensions of King’s vision that have been largely overlooked.
Field trips this year will include a tour of the Life Lab Garden at Laureate School and The Ranch on Friday and Ocean Friendly Gardens on Saturday. Our popular pre-conference field trip will be Thursday, October 24 to the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve.
New this year will be a Repair Cafè on Friday, October 25, sponsored by iFixit. Come and bring that broken whatever and see if you can fix it. Repair, don’t recycle! California FarmLink will sponsor one-on-one farm finance consulting sessions following its presentation on Access to Capital for Small Farmers on Saturday, October 26.
The Green Chefs and The Mother Corn Shuckers return by popular demand for another cook-off dinner/dance Saturday night. Our Green Marketplace, Linnaea’s Cafè and Volumes of Pleasure Conference Bookstore will also return.
Early bird reduced rates for conference passes through August 15. Go to Ecologistics Central Coast Bioneers webpage to register or for more information.