Tickets for the Sustainable Santa Cruz.org and Slow Coast presentation of “Every Body Eats” (7-9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25, Santa Cruz High School) are sold out. But … that doesn’t mean you can’t join the creative feast. In addition to Michael Pollan, take note of the local advocates involved in the big event here and log onto their websites to learn more about them, their causes and how to keep moving the Food Movement forward.
John Robbins: The local best-selling author, whose latest book, “No Happy Cows” was spotlighted in GT in April, is also a revered animal/environmental activist. He moderates the event. Log ontojohnrobbins.info or foodrevolution.org for updates.
Jim Cochran: Swanton Berry Farms president and co-founder has been turning heads with the dynamic local enterprise for more than 30 years. Learn more at swantonberryfarm.com.
Darrie Ganzhorn: The executive director of the Homeless Garden Project (HGP) since 1991, Ganzhorn’s valiant efforts overseeing the enterprise has garnered much praise. Learn more about HGP, which provides job training, transitional employment and support services to people who are homeless, among other things, at homelessgardenproject.org.
Randall Grahm: The spirited and selective Randall Grahm is the well known author, biodynamic vintner and founder of Bonny Doon Vineyard. Catch up on his current state of affairs at beendoonsolong.com.
Dr. Wallace J. Nichols: The celebrated marine biologist, who most recently landed on the cover of Outside Magazine, was featured prominently on the cover of GT back in May 2007. Find out what he is currently working on, and why raising the level of attention on matters pertaining to the ocean is more vital now than ever before, at wallacejnichols.org.
Jamie Smith: Chef, foodie and senior manager for food services and nutrition for Santa Cruz City Schools, Smith has spearheaded a campaign to revitalize the school lunch—and then some. Catch up with him on his Facebook page.