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Marin’s Organic Food Movement, Birth of Mountain Biking and Rock History Part of Speaker Series

Marin towns and schools created a new speaker series that kicks off Sept. 20 and will include the Good Earth co-founders and cycling legends who invented mountain biking in Marin.

Local school districts and municipalities have teamed up to launch a new speaker series called Hooked on Marin, which will host three events this fall examining Marin’s organic food movement, mountain bike revolution and rock and roll history.

“Marin County Rock ‘n Roll” is set for Nov. 28, at 7 p.m., at the Corte Madera Community Center. Music author and journalist Richie Unterberger will lead a discussion featuring locals’ memories and experiences.

Marin actor and College of Marin professor Terry McGovern will moderate the events respectively planned for September, October and November. 

The schools and agencies behind Hooked on Marin include:

  • The Tamalpais Union High School District
  • College of Marin
  • Town of Larkspur
  • Town of Corte Madera
  • Town of San Anselmo 

“The Organic Food Movement in Marin,” set for Sept. 20, at 7 p.m., at the College of Marin Olney Hall, will include several local panelists:

  • Good Earth Natural Foods co-owners Al Baylacq and Mark Squire
  • Wendy Johnson, author of Gardening the Dragon’s Gate, co-founder of the organic farm and garden program at Green Gulch Farm and founding farming faculty at the College of Marin’s Organic Farm and Gardening Program
  • Warren Weber, founder of California’s first certified organic farm, Star Route Farms 

“The Mountain Bike Revolution,” set for Oct. 24, at 7 p.m., at Sir Francis Drake High School’s Little Theater, will have a panel that includes Charlie Kelly, Joe Breeze and other legends involved in the birth of mountain biking in Marin. The event is co-sponsored by the Marin County Bicycle Coalition. 

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Bob Silvestri September 18, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Learn more about why organic food is so good for you and our planet: http://millvalley.patch.com/blog_posts/the-stanford-organic-food-meta-study-is-scientific-nonsense

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