Wine & Water Watch & Preserve Rural Sonoma County Proudly Presents Pam Strayer
March 24th, 1-3 pm Sebastopol Center for the Arts
What’s on those vines? Drink the change you want to see in the world.
Want to be an informed consumer and support a healthy environment in Sonoma County? Pam Strayer will present a guide to using publicly available information to see what pesticides are used in wine country, and more.
You’ll find out what is being applied to vineyards in your area and by whom.
We will look at data collected by the state pesticide use report and mapped by the state department of public health. The chemicals applied on wine grapes include carcinogens, neurotoxins, bird and bee toxins and developmental and reproductive toxins.
We will also talk about solutions (we have some great ones!) and how to support family friendly farming in Sonoma to grow local support for the organic community. PAN (Pesticide Action Network) will also be attending.
Pam is in the process of publishing an ebook on organic and biodynamic wines in Sonoma and Napa counties. There will be abbreviated wine lists from this ebook for attendees.
Bio: Pam is a leading specialist on American organic and biodynamic vineyards. Pam is the author and publisher of 7 apps as well as new websites for consumers. She is a well known speaker, certified sommelier and environmental journalist winning the prestigious New England Press Association Award. Pam consults with environmental groups including David Brower and Huey Johnson’s Resource Renewal Institute. She has produced dozens of films for Apple, PBS, Turner, the Dalai Lama, Jerry Garcia and the UN.
March 24th, 1-3pm
Sebastopol Center for the Arts
282 South High St.