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TEDxSantaMonica - Cris Gutierrez - Our Commonwealth: Food from the Garden

Cris is a peace educator, community gardener, environmentalist and writer. For almost 30 years she and her mate, Randy, have had a community garden in Santa Monica, where they grow their organic vegetables and cultivate relationships. As a member of the Community Gardens Advisory Group, she is dedicated to extending and enriching the city's gardening realms. Having earned an A.B. with honors in Humanities/Renaissance Studies and an M.A. in Education from Stanford University, for 26 years, Cris worked with adolescents from diverse socio-economic, ethnic, racial and language backgrounds in private or public schools and community organizations.Recently, Cris co-founded Santa Monica Neighbors Unite! to bring together a multigenerational coalition of community members to renew a peace presence and strengthen our sustainability in sync with economic and social justice. With youth leaders from SaMoHi's Solar Alliance and Santa Monica College's student government, Cris helps organize the community to advocate for a Sustainability Bill of Rights that would recognize the rights of our natural ecosystems to be healthy, thrive and evolve and to make the City's Sustainability Plan's seventeen-year measurable goals legal, enforceable obligations. http://www01.smgov.net/comm_progs/gardens/index.htm http://www.facebook.com/SMCommunityGardens About TEDx, x = independently organized event: In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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