Ecology Center Event

35th Annual Bioneers: Revolution From The Heart of Nature

Thu, March 28, 2024 8:30 am – Sat, March 30, 2024 7:00 pm
Berkeley, CA


As Bioneers celebrates its 35th-anniversary conference, the urgency of transformative change is starkly evident.

It is more important now than ever that we connect and scale brilliant social movements to enact the kinds of breakthrough solutions that this earth needs. The clock is ticking, Earth needs us. 

Now more than ever, it’s time to make the transformation needed to save Mother Earth. Be part of the Bioneers community of leadership in this time when we’re all called upon to be leaders. Come along to #Bioneers2024 in March to join forces for a brighter future. Register here:

Special Session Hosted by the Ecology Center on Saturday, March 30th 4:45pm – 6 :00pm . 

Seed to System: Food Equity Leaders Creating Systemic Change

Since the “Back to the Land” movement and the Free Breakfast Program of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense in the 1960s and 70s, food-based movements have continued to evolve and chart new territory thanks to dedicated generations of leaders. In this session, some visionary contemporary food equity luminaries will discuss their projects and analyses and share their experiences and insights. We will hear about how to forge structural solutions for building systemic change through pilot programs, community building, and political advocacy; learn about innovations and successes in production and distribution at local and national scales; and come away with an overarching picture of how food activists are collaborating to build a healthy, sustainable, and just food system for all. We will leave feeling informed, activated, and inspired to make change. Moderated/hosted by Martin Bourque, Executive Director, Ecology Center. With: Minni Forman, Food and Farming Director, Ecology Center; Xavier Morales, Executive Director of The Praxis Project; Miguel Villarreal, Interim Co-Executive Director, National Farm to School Network.

4:45 pm: Seed to System: Food Equity Leaders Creating Systemic Change