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David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

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February 6, 2014

Can we meet our country’s growing agricultural demands in a way that honors our earth? The David Brower Center explores the language of resilience in our winter 2014 exhibit, a multi-platform project featuring the work of Douglas Gayeton that uses photography, film, ethnography, and crowdsourcing techniques to uncover the terms and principles that characterize “sustainability,” a popular term with a sometimes slippery definition. At a time when our country’s commercial agriculture operation is causing major environmental degradation by polluting our waterways, contributing to deforestation, or poisoning wildlife with pesticides, a sustainable sea change in the industry is called for. This important exhibit sheds light on changemakers across the country who are reshaping our food culture and working to develop a healthier, safer, and more sustainable system nationwide.

Gallery hours:

Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
Sundays: 10am – 1pm

Start: February 6, 2014
End: May 7, 2014

May 1, 2014

Douglas Gayeton will host the release of his new book, Local: The Faces of Food and Farming in America, in a celebration with many of the local food system champions from the book. The night will be capped off with a special video presentation and discussion led by Gayeton and featuring many of the individuals from the video.

Date: May 1, 2014 6:00 pm
Cost: Free

May 7, 2014

Lunch Love Community – Documentary Project
An evening with filmmaker Helen De Michiel and special guests

Expanding the boundaries of documentary, Lunch Love Community is an open space documentary project, offering a mosaic-like suite of short films to watch and share in an evolving media “open space.” It integrates social media, shareable films, tools and resources for users of all kinds: parents, educators, food professionals, nutrition advocates and policy makers. This is a true story of how farsighted and dedicated individuals unite to change how children eat, how they learn in school, and how to restore healthy food systems in a climate-changing world.

What happens when a community, in the name of their children’s health and well-being, moves from anger to action to transform their neglected school lunch program? Since the 1990s, a diverse group of Berkeley, California parents decided to change the system because it wasn’t working for children. They’ve gotten kids into the gardens and into the kitchens. They’ve changed the school food, and they’re making education and nutrition policy history.

Helen Demichiel, director of the film will lead a discussion with the following panel:

  • Adam Berman from Urban Adamah an educational farm and community center
  • Rivka Mason, a gardener and founding teacher of the gardening program at Malcolm X Elementary School
  • David McClellan, the Farm Fresh Choice Manager for The Ecology Center
  • Johnathan Hill, an Outreach Specialist for Lifelong Medical Care
  • Charlotte Biltekoff, a Ph.D. Associate Professor at UC Davis and author of Eating Right in America: The Cultural Politics of Food and Health
Date: May 7, 2014 7:00 pm
Cost: $10 Advance/ $12 Door

May 15, 2014

Join leading experts to learn about new building science, products, and practices to maximize safety and air quality in the home.

Date: May 15, 2014 9:00 am
Cost: $30

June 19, 2014

This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Dam removal has moved beyond the fictional Monkey Wrench Gang to the mainstream. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. DamNation’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.

Presented in partnership with International Rivers and American Rivers. Purchase tickets online.

Date: June 19, 2014 7:00 pm
Cost: $10 Advance/ $12 Door