John Givens is a leading organic farmer in our community. He understands more about farming organically and the business of Certified Organic Farming than any farmer I know. He will share history and discuss the challenges and successes of being an Organic Farmer in Santa Barbara County. John will also share information about his CSA and the other farms he manages.
The beautiful farm is on a hilltop above El Capitan Canyon on the mountain side of the freeway overlooking the ocean. The turnoff is on the Right and is the 2nd El Capitan exit; there is a sign that says "beach access". Drive up the road to the Gate that will be opened; we will meet there and/or drive up the road to the farm.
My car and I will be leaving soon after the Farm tour to attend a talk by David Cleveland, PhD, professor Environmental Studies UCSB: Balancing on the Planet, How will we feed nine million? Talk is from 2 to 5 at the Institute for World Culture. For more information,