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Taste of Santa Barbara Rebuilding Our Food System Panel Discussion

May 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Learn from local, national, and global leaders who are tackling our most pressing food-related challenges about how place-based, community-led, cross-sector collective action can build a more sustainable, resilient food system in Santa Barbara and beyond. Learn more.

Join Shakira Miracle (Executive Director of Santa Barbara County Food Action Network), U.S. Congressman Salud Carbajal, Danielle Nierenberg (President of Food Tank), and a panel of regional food system changemakers.

Panel Discussion moderated by Todd Schulkin (Executive Director of The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts and host of the INSIDE JULIA’S KITCHEN podcast)


  • Sarah Koyo, Chumash and Tohono O’odham, Šmuwič Songkeeper
  • Stefan Selbert, Operations Manager, Las Cumbres Ranch
  • Melissa Sorongon, Owner/Farmer, Piedrasassi Wine & Bread
  • Jessica Vieira, Senior Director of Sustainability, Apeel Sciences

The discussion will be followed by a reception featuring beverages and light bites showcasing the bounty of the region.


May 21
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Garvin Theatre
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
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