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

Upcoming Events At This Venue

March 17, 2015

Brookford Almanac tells the story of Luke and Catarina Mahoney, a first-generation farming couple living their dream of raising a family on an organic dairy tucked along a country road in Rollinsford, NH. Farming is not what Luke and Catarina’s parents expected them to do. They are part of a new generation of farmers that grew up in cities and suburbs and are drawn to the land—to farming—by something other than their family’s expectations. When was the last time you heard a child say, “When I grow up, I want to be a farmer”? (40 min)

Brookford Almanac will be preceded by short films from the New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-Operative and the “Our Land” series. The films will be followed by a discussion with Greenhorns Director and Agrarian Trust Founder Severine von Tscharner Fleming, Blue House Farm Manager/Owner Ryan Casey, and Markegard Family Ranch Owner Doniga Markegard.

Date: March 17, 2015 7:00 pm

March 18, 2015

Part two of the Our Land in Transition mini-series, Hanna Ranch is a feature documentary about visionary cattleman Kirk Hanna and his personal struggle to protect a once prominent way of life in Colorado. Born into a life on the family ranch, he became a leader in the environmental ranching movement that set out to protect the West from the relentless encroachment of development and misuse.

Date: March 18, 2015 7:00 pm
Cost: $10 Advance/$12 Door // $5 Students & Teachers

April 4, 2015

The Conscious Eating Conference brings expert speakers to Berkeley, California to share their ideas about the best food choices we can make for the planet, ourselves, and animals. This conference will feature a fearless investigator who went undercover to document the inside story of animal farming. We will reveal little known facts about fish and the fishing industry and explore how plant-based eating is going mainstream. You don’t want to miss this exciting day of information exchange! Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch.

Date: April 4, 2015 9:00 am
Cost: $15, Free for students with ID

April 15, 2015

The Brower Center, Friends of the Earth, and Earth Island Journal present a documentary exploring the long-term effects of the largest offshore oil spill in American history, the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. This story has already faded for many, but Director Margaret Brown brings it back to life as she travels to small towns and major cities across Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas to explore the fallout for humans and the environment they depend on. Through a series of interviews with Southerners still haunted by the disaster, audiences are invited to see through the eyes of oil executives, survivors and Gulf Coast residents who experienced it first-hand and then were left to pick up the pieces while the world moved on. (92 min)

Date: April 15, 2015 7:00 pm
Cost: $10 Advance/ $12 Door // $5 Students & Teachers

April 19, 2015

Sit in on any number of our educational and earth-friendly talks + food demos + panel discussions, from doctors, authors, filmmakers, nutritionists, chefs, attorneys, and more!

We’ve got DOZENS of vendors signed up to share their eco-friendly beauty products, conscious fashion lines, sustainable foods, and epic activism.

Date: April 19, 2015 12:30 am
Cost: $5