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Rachel's Farm Film Premiere with filmmaker Rachel Ward

Date: Sunday, October 15, 2023, 6 – 8:30pm

Location: Lobero Theatre, 33 East Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Price: $14; kids 12 & under free

Tickets: On sale now online (with convenience fee) or at the Lobero box office

Rachel's Farm

Join us for a special evening with Rachel Ward as she shares her experience coming to terms with the catastrophic fires & floods that have plagued Australia in recent years. The personal storytelling style of the film features intimate interviews with Rachel, her family, her inquisitive young farm manager who prompts them on a regenerative farm learning path, and all the people she has been inspired by on her transition from the world of entertainment to the world of farming. With honesty and humor, the film gives a unique insight into her voyage from willful ignorance about the ecological impacts of conventional agriculture to embracing a regenerative movement to restore the health of Australia's farmland, food and climate. Conversation and Q&A with Rachel follows.

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Crossings: How Road Ecology is Shaping the Future of Our Planet: Talks & Booksignings with author Ben Goldfarb

Date #1: Monday, October 23, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Location: SLO Public Library, 995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA

Date #2: Tuesday, October 24, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Location: CEC's Environmental Hub, 1219 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA

Price: FREE

Crossings: How Road Ecology is Shaping the Future of Our Planet, by Ben Goldfarb Crossings, the latest book from Ben Goldfarb, environmental journalist and award-wining author of Eager (Beaver), is an eye-opening and witty account of the global ecological transformations wrought by roads. Some 40 million miles of roadways encircle the earth, yet we tend to regard them only as infrastructure for human convenience. Goldfarb travels throughout the U.S. and around the world to investigate how roads have transformed our planet. A million animals are killed by cars each day in the U.S. alone, but as the new science of road ecology shows, the harms of highways extend far beyond roads. Sponsored by the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network and the San Luis Obispo Beaver Brigage.

More info: margie@sbpermaculture.org, (805) 962-2571

The Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing at Liberty Canyon, Agoura Hills, CA
The Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing
at Liberty Canyon, Agoura Hills, CA

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