Generation Regeneration: Women Forging Change (Future Thought Leaders Panel)
- Michelle Ciccarelli Lerach; Bea Alvarez; Lily Foster; Lesley Kroupa; Kristin Magnussen; Elle Mari; Keiko Nishikawa; Mia Vaughnes
In December 2023, the Berry Good Food Foundation held its 12th Future Thought Leaders Panel: Generation Regeneration: Women Forging Change, featuring women farmers, winemakers and community builders at the forefront of the regenerative food movement. The discussion covers conservation, biodiversity, soil health, carbon reduction and more—all which can ultimately lead to a healthier food system, food security and a balanced economy for generations to come.
PHI’s Lesley Kroupa is a featured panel guest who joins other experts to discuss how to make nutritious food accessible to all without depleting the earth. Lesley is a policy specialist at PHI’s Roots of Change and PHI’s Center for Wellness and Nutrition working to ensure emergence of a sustainable food system in California. See the recording below:
Our work at Roots of Change at the Public Health Institute is about listening. Listening to all these experts who have their hands in the ground telling us, “Hey you know what we need help with, please elevate our voices in this way,”... [because] so many of our policies at the state and federal level are counterproductive to [their needs].Lesley Kroupa
Policy specialist at PHI’s Roots of Change and PHI’s Center for Wellness and Nutrition
The panel also featured other women in the regenerative food movement, including Michelle Ciccarelli Lerach, founder of the Berry Good Food Foundation; Bea Alvarez, climate resilience specialist at FoodShed Small Farm Coop; Lily Foster, founder of Fenix Farms; Kristin Magnussen, winemaker at Lechuza Vineyards; Elle Mari, director, Urban Food Equity, UC San Diego Center for Community Health; Keiko Nishikawa, winemaker at Santo Tomas Vineyard; and Mia Vaughnes, founder of Good Neighbor Garden.
Originally published by UCSD TV