Upcoming Events: North Bay

Wed 4/5

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Made in Marin: Cowgirl Creamery and Rustic Bakery

Date: Wed, April 05, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Savor the tasty story of Marin foodie success

Sue Conley, Co-founder, Cowgirl Creamery
Carol Levalley, Co-founder and Co-owner, Rustic Bakery
Patricia Unterman, Owner, Hayes Street Grill; Food Writer; Founding Board Member, Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market—Moderator

This program is sponsored by Relevant Wealth Advisors and an anonymous donor.

Having built a robust local following, Cowgirl Creamery and Rustic Bakery exemplify what Marin foodies seek: socially and environmentally responsible, organic, artisanal, locally sourced food.

Join us as we hear the backstories of why Marin became home to these food craftswomen, how they built their businesses, and what they see coming for their industry. What are some of their favorite Marin purveyors? What’s the potential for food-focused growth in the county and beyond?

Tastings of Cowgirl Creamery cheese and Rustic Bakery breads, crackers and baked goods will precede the conversation from 7:00-7:45pm. Conversation begins at 7:45 p.m. and ends promptly at 9 p.m.

Wed 5/3

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The Creatures Within Us

Date: Wed, May 03, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Surrounded by microorganisms

Henreich Jasper, Ph.D., Professor, Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Brian Kennedy, Ph.D., Professor, Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Will Ludington, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Ludington Lab at the University of California, Berkeley

This program is sponsored by Relevant Wealth Advisors and by an anonymous donor.

The human body is a a complex ecosystem for trillions of organisms—bacteria, fungi, viruses—that live on or in our bodies. The sheer number of these microorganisms exceed even the number of cells in a human body. Scientists are only beginning to unravel the complex interactions between these microorganisms and their human host. While many of these creatures live in our mouths, lungs and other parts of our bodies, most are concentrated in the human gut. And while we influence what lives in our gut by what we eat and how we live, our gut microbial flora influences us—modulating hunger, food preferences and overall health.

Interestingly, a new therapeutic approach to battling chronic disease and aging may be to change your gut flora. Brian Kennedy will lead a discussion with two local experts in microbiome research, Heinrich Jasper and Will Ludington.