Butterflies, Bees, and Broccoli di Ciccio: Biodiversity at the Farm

Saturday, March 16, 2019, 11:45 am - 6:30 pm

Many of us shop at farmers markets because of the delicious diversity of produce you won’t find at the grocery store. This diversity also makes a difference beyond our mouths and bellies: it supports the resilience of local farms and the sustainability of our food supply worldwide, while carrying legacies of place, culture, and tradition.

Join us in visiting two Capay Valley farms focused on the importance of biodiversity.

  • Tour Hedgerow Farms’ seed production fields, habitat areas, and nursery to understand their role in promoting biodiversity.
  • Learn about Hedgerow Farms’ collaboration with the Xerxes Society to produce a seed mix specifically designed to provide forage for diverse native pollinators.
  • Visit one of our most beloved and longest term farm partners, Eatwell Farm, to see and taste the amazing diversity of vegetables and fruit they grow.
  • Learn about how Eatwell Farm continues to diversify its offerings as a way of remaining economically viable and sustainable.
  • A modest vegetarian bag lunch will be provided for the ride up to Winters. There will be a vegetable tasting at Eatwell Farm.

This tour is inspired by The Food Change, a new multifaceted educational project from CUESA.

You must pre-register for the tour. Registration closes on March 15. Space is limited, and we will not be able to accommodate walk-in guests.


Transportation will be provided in a coach with a restroom. The drive will take up to 2 hours each way. We will depart from the intersection of Steuart and Mission Streets (northwest corner).

Please note: Tickets are nonrefundable but are transferable to another guest for this tour.

A note about price: CUESA is committed to providing accessible food system education to all. If you are interested in a scholarship for one of our farm tours, please email Carrie Sullivan (carrie@cuesa.org) for a scholarship application.