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Wayne Thiebaud - Y-River 1998
arden @ Del Paso | 1409 Del Paso Blvd | Sacramento, CA
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Craig McNamara

Craig McNamara

Craig McNamara is the founder of the Center for Land-Based Learning (http://landbasedlearning.org/).      The Center is celebrating its 20th year of providing California youth and adults a tremendous introduction and connection to sustainable agriculture and their food system. Craig believes that we all should be informed "eaters" and visionary stewards of the land that produces our food. CLBL provides students with a hands-on, science-based education so that they develop an understanding and respect for the land and practices that create the bounty that California produces. These programs also provide students with opportunities to learn leadership skills; they complete projects involving how our food is grown and processed and how to insure that a healthy and sustainable food supply is available to all our citizens. Program participants also learn the important role that they can play in the future regarding establishing the agricultural policies that can sustain a healthful future for us all. These students have limited, if any, opportunities to learn about the cultural and agricultural traditions of our Valley or the importance of good nutrition and food sustainability that is critical to our community’s survival. If they decide to become the leaders of tomorrow in agriculture, business, public policy and the community as a result of these experiences, then the foundation for good health for our citizens and a vibrant community beyond the catch phrase of “farm to fork” will thrive into the future.