Michael Pollan & David Mas Masumoto in Conversation

***No tickets will be sold at the door.***
Moderated by Wendy Johnson. A Benefit for the Point Reyes Farmers Market.

October 19, 2013
Toby's Feed Barn
No tickets will be sold at the door.

A lively and wide-ranging conversation about food, farming, and cooking with two of the culinary world’s most thoughtful writers and activists. With Wendy Johnson, Buddhist meditation teacher and author of Gardening at the Dragon’s Gate. Includes a tasting prepared by Osteria Stellina and inspired by the four elements—fire, water, air, and earth—described in Pollan’s latest book, Cooked. Sponsored by Point Reyes Books, Osteria Stellina, Marin Organic, Toby’s Feed Barn, and Point Reyes Farmers Market. About David Mas Masumoto: David Mas Masumoto is an organic farmer and the author of seven books including Epitaph for a Peach and Wisdom of the Last Farmer. He grows peaches, nectarines, grapes and raisins on an organic 80-acre farm south of Fresno, California. He was a Kellogg Foundation Food and Society Policy Fellow from 2006–2008. His writing awards include Commonwealth Club Silver medal, Julia Child Cookbook award, the James Clavell Literacy Award and a finalist in the James Beard Foundation awards. He is currently a board member of the James Irvine Foundation and serves on the Statewide Leadership Council to the Public Policy Institute of California. In 2013, Masumoto joined the National Council on the Arts after being appointed by President Obama.  About Michael Pollan: Michael Pollan is the author of Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation and of four New York Times bestsellers. In 2003, Pollan was appointed the John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, and the director of the Knight Program in Science and Environmental Journalism. In addition to teaching, he lectures widely on food, agriculture, health, and the environment. About Wendy Johnson: Wendy Johnson is a Buddhist meditation teacher and organic gardening mentor and is one of the founders of the organic Farm and Garden Program at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center in Marin County. She has been teaching gardening and environmental education to the public since the early 1980s.