We're honored to present three amazing local authors reading works on Farming, Food & Culture.
Jo Ann Baumgartner of Wild Farm Alliance reads from her essay, «How Biodiversity is Critical to a Fully Functioning Farm;» Elizabeth Birnbaum reads from «Harvesting our Heritage: Bite Sized Stories from Santa Cruz History;» and Joan Gilbert Martin from «Pogonip: Jewel of Santa Cruz.»
The Wild Farm Alliance works to promote a healthy, viable agriculture that helps to protect and restore wild nature.
Harvesting our Heritage is a book written by four local food lovers with contributions from artist and foodies in our community, and published by MAH.
«Pogonip: Jewel of Santa Cruz » is a history, pictorial celebration, and guide to this marvelous open-space area in Santa Cruz. Connecting Henry Cowell Redwood State Park to UCSC to the Harvey West district, today the Pogonip's forest and meadows stand as a magnet for local hikers and wilderness lovers. Yet even those of us that regularly walk the looping trails of the Pogonip have no real idea of the diversity behind its past. Pogonip has been the site of Native American activities, lime kilns and lumbering, a world-class golf course, country club, auto-camp, and home to the only U.S. Women's Polo Association; it stands as a true landmark for Santa Cruz 's history.
We hope you can join us!