Conversations at Copia–Soil

January 13–14, 2018

Soil: Dirt to Dish

Conversations at Copia presents Dirt to Dish. Come taste and learn about the soil’s connection to food with chefs, farmers, and films. Visit for the food, stay for the special guests!

Dirt to Dish Weekend Schedule of Events

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Soil Exhibits
All Day, both Saturday and Sunday
Location: Atrium

Growing Organic Art Show, Lexicon of Sustainability
All artworks by Sonoma County resident artist Douglas Gayeton

Short Films
The Soil Story, Kiss the Ground
Soil Solutions, Center for Food Safety
Growing Organic, Lexicon of Sustainability

Copia Garden Tours with Farmer Matt Gunn
1 p.m.
Location: Copia Gardens

Take a tour of the Copia Gardens with CIA Farmer Matt Gunn. More details coming soon. Reservations not necessary.

A Taste of the Soil with Chef Myint of The Perennial and Farmer Tucker Taylor (aka Instagram star Farmer T)
2 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Location:  Atrium

Chefs know that the best tasting food comes from healthy soil. But what exactly does that mean? Come taste, smell, feel, and learn about healthy soil. And learn the optimistic and delicious story of how farming is our best hope for reversing climate change!

Join Chef Anthony Myint and Farmer Tucker Taylor for a special demonstration and complimentary soil and menu tasting!

Free admission but space is limited! The demonstration will run at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Approximate time of each demonstration is 30 minutes.

Register Now for A Taste of the Soil >

Dirt to Dish with Alice Waters
5 p.m.–8 p.m.
Location: Atrium, Copia Theater

Join us for a special evening with Alice Waters and Bob Cannard.

Enjoy a reception with hors d’oeuvres prepared by CIA chefs paired with Jackson Family Wines followed by a presentation of Conversations at Copia featuring Alice Waters, founder and owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley, and Bob Cannard, organic farmer and founder of Green String Farm. “Dirt to Dish” will be moderated by Brock Dolman of the Occidental Arts & Ecology Center.

The discussion will be followed by a book signing and meet-and-greet with Alice Waters to celebrate her new memoir Coming to my Senses.

Register Now for Dirt to Dish with Alice Waters >

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Family Funday Special Edition: Copia Garden to Table Mac & Cheese
1:30–2:30 p.m.
Location: Napa Valley Vintners Theater

What kind of ooey gooey comfort food brings back rich creamy memories of childhood? You guessed it, mac & cheese! We’ll teach you ways to reimagine this classic with bold ingredients, and even how to hide the vegetables using ingredients picked fresh from the Copia gardens. And to top it all off, you’ll enjoy the fruits of our labor with a DIY mac & cheese sampling bar with a little something for the whole family.

Register now for Copia Garden to Table Mac and Cheese >

Dirt! A Movie with Heart and Soil
3–4:30 p.m.
Location: The Theater at Copia

DIRT! The Movie–narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis– tells the story of Earth’s most valuable and underappreciated source of fertility — from its miraculous beginning to its tragic degradation. This insightful and timely film tells the story of the glorious and unappreciated material beneath our feet.

Register Now for Dirt! A Movie >

Proceeds from this weekend of events will support The Edible Schoolyard Project. The Edible Schoolyard Project envisions gardens and kitchens as interactive classrooms and a sustainable, delicious, and free lunch for every student. We inspire, train, and support communities as they develop sustainable edible educations programs rooted in shared standards of practice and justice.