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April 5, 2012

Contact: Hunter Francis

Cal Poly to Host Woody Tasch at Hearst Ranch Fundraiser June 23

SAN LUIS OBISPO – Cal Poly’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences’ Center for Sustainability will host its seventh annual fundraising dinner, A Taste of the Future at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 23 at Hearst Ranch, in San Simeon, Calif.

Guests will enjoy a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception followed by a live auction, gourmet dinner and socializing under the stars. Central Coast chefs and vintners will prepare a multi-course meal under the direction of Maegen Loring of the Neon Carrot Restaurant. All ingredients will be locally grown and sustainably raised. Tickets are $125 per person. Seating is limited.

The featured guest speaker this year will be Woody Tasch, author of “Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms and Fertility Mattered,” and president and founder of Slow Money.

The event will highlight innovative enterprises emerging on the Central Coast and new initiatives from the Center for Sustainability. New programs include the launch of the Cal Poly Compost Project offering education, research and professional development in composting and nutrient cycling, regional foodshed collaborations, and student internships.

For more information or tickets to these events, call the Center for Sustainability at 805-756-5086 or go to

About Slow Money

Slow Money is a nonprofit organization formed to catalyze the flow of investment capital to small food enterprises and to promote new principles of fiduciary responsibility supporting sustainable agriculture and the emergence of a restorative economy. In 2010, “Utne Reader” named Tasch one of 25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.

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