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fracking_inline2Present a panel discussion on fracking in California and what it means for the future of farming in the Monterey Shale on May 7:

Sam Fromartz, FERN’s Editor-in-Chief, will moderate the panel, which will feature:

  • Barry Yeoman, reporter of “Nervous Energy,” a Special Report on fracking, food and water in the April issue of Sunset magazine.
  • Paula Getzelman, a wine grower in the San Antonio Valley, who is featured in the story.
  • Amy Quinton, Environment Reporter for Capital Public Radio, who recently produced a report on the politics of fracking in collaboration with FERN.
  • Jayni Foley Hein, Executive Director, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment at Berkeley and co-author of a report on fracking and water mentioned in the Sunset story.

Where: Sunset’s Menlo Park campus at 80 Willow Road in Menlo Park (shuttle from San Francisco provided, details below).

When: Wednesday, May 7, 6 – 8:15pm

Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

This event is free to the public; please RSVP to paula@thefern.org and let us know if you will be taking the shuttle.


Skyline Limo Service (855-736-0007) will pick up as follows:

5 pm–Depart San Francisco; Meet shuttle in front of Hyatt Regency Hotel, 5 Embarcadero, San Francisco

8:15 pm–Depart Sunset for San Francisco; Drop off in front of Hyatt Regency Hotel, 5 Embarcadero, San Francisco


There are plenty of places to park around the main Sunset building, including:

The circle in front of 80 Willow Rd.

In front of 85 Willow Rd.

The employee lot behind 80 Willow Rd. (entrance on Middlefield).

The parking lot behind 85 Willow (entrance on Willow).