Reimagining San Francisco’s Green Spaces

Tuesday, August 6, 2024, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Cities and nature are often thought of at odds with each other, but the reality is that urban green spaces are an essential part of creating thriving cities and supporting the communities within them. In San Francisco, many different organizations are working to protect and nurture use of public space for community health, promoting biodiversity, growing food, educating young people, and restoring relationships between Indigenous people and their native foodways. How can we all work together to ensure that green spaces are accessible to all? Join Foodwise and Reimagining San Francisco to discuss the impact and importance of increasing our city’s climate-wise, biodiverse, and equitable green space, while training the next generation of environmental stewards.

Note: This event takes place at The California Academy of Sciences. See details below.

This conversation is the second in a three-part series of Foodwise Talks on food and placemaking in the Bay Area and beyond. Stay tuned for future dates.

Speakers

Location

This talk takes place at The California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. Please enter through the business entrance located at 75 Nancy Pelosi Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118. (Note that the California Academy of Sciences exhibits will not be open to attendees of this event.) If you are driving, there is free street parking in Golden Gate Park. DO NOT PARK IN THE PARKING GARAGE AS IT WILL CLOSE AT 7 PM.

RSVP Required // Tickets are non-refundable

The price of your ticket helps underwrite the costs of producing this event, including speaker honoraria and staffing. No one will be turned away from the panel for lack of funds. Please email and share why you are interested in a scholarship for this event.

Run of Show

  • 5:30 pm: Doors open, light snacks, and networking
  • 6:00 pm: Panel discussion starts
  • 7:30 pm: Reception

About Our Speakers

Ted Fang is founder of the Florence Fang Community Farm, the largest community farm in San Francisco, and the City’s only USDA-registered farm Mr. Fang is also an appointee of the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to the Federal Advisory Committee for Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production. In addition, Mr. Fang is an elected representative to the USDA Urban County for Bay Area Urban Agriculture and serves as President of the San Francisco Farm Bureau.

Sara Moncada, M.A., is a Native educator, dancer, filmmaker, author and cultural arts advocate. Sara became The Cultural Conservancy‘s second CEO in 2021 after previously serving as the first Chief Program Officer (CPO) since 2016. As CPO she was responsible for co-creating and implement-ing TCC programs in accordance with the vision, mission and goals of the organization. In addition to her work at TCC, Sara is co-founder of Wise Women Circles, a women-owned inspirational media company, and is a dancer and educator with Sewam American Indian Dance, a Bay Area-based cultural arts and education organization.

Tiffany Chung, Director of Education at Foodwise, oversees Foodwise’s education programs. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a Chemical Engineering degree, she served in the Peace Corps in Mozambique as a science teacher and worked briefly in pharmaceutical research, before realizing that food and climate education was where her passions were.  She believes that food can connect us all and, through food, we can become more environmentally, culturally, politically, and socially aware.

Jamie Chan, Ed.D., serves as Director of Programs and Partnerships at the Gardens of Golden Gate Park. Her academic focus includes understanding effective teaching strategies to incorporate anti-racism, equity and climate change action in K-12 science learning. As a Master Gardener, she co-founded a food security project in San Francisco called Sisterhood Gardens and is the owner of Fog City Gardener, a garden education service. Jamie is a 4th generation San Franciscan and urban homesteader who is passionate about public gardens as places for education and social activism. She also serves on the board of directors at Foodwise.