As part of our belief in the importance of collaboration for building the field of social finance, RSF frequently participates in conferences, seminars, and workshops as attendees, speakers, sponsor, and host. See below for a list of events where you can find us in the coming months.
Presented in partnership with RSF Social Finance, the Yggdrasil Land Foundation and Berkeley Food Institute
Saturday, November 7
1 – 5 pm Conference
5 – 6 pm Reception
Free; $10 Suggested Donation, RSVP Required
In this half-day conversation, we will address one of the most pressing issues of our time: working land and access to it. Approaches to ownership, lease relationships, and the role of community all have to be radically reconsidered if we are to have thriving and resilient regional economies. Without affordable land, farmers and other productive land stewards will struggle to make a decent living or be able to foster agricultural-based enterprises.
How can we find a way to transform the way that land is considered as a commodity to one in which land is our common wealth to be stewarded in the spirit of community? John Bloom, author of “An End to Age of Entitlement” will provide leading thoughts on reconsidering land ownership, use, and community. The event will also include a panel with current farm practitioners, landowners, and financiers who are taking innovative approaches to solving these problems, and ample time for facilitated exploratory conversation among participants. Speakers will include Kate Danaher, Lending Manager at RSF Social Finance, Jered Lawson, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Pie Ranch, and Nathan Sayre, Associate Professor of Geography at UC Berkeley.