David I. Theodoropoulos, Las Sombras Biological
Preserve, Box 337, La Honda, CA 94020-0337 USA
Coming speaking engagements:
Past speaking engagements:
Many thanks to Mark Liiv for inviting me to
speak at the Sepp Holzer Permaculture Conference in Loma Mar, March 2013.
I thank the Biosafety Alliance for inviting me to speak at the Justice Begins With Seeds conference on May 18th 2012 in San Francisco. Seed Exchange and Panel Discussion: Cooperative Strategies Toward Seed Sovereignty. It was lively and diverse discussion.
Many thanks to Ken Foster for inviting me to speak at the 2012 Permaculture Design Course in Santa Cruz.
Many thanks to the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference for inviting me to speak at the University of Oregon in Eugene, on March 5th, 2011, in the panel discussion "Environmentalism Gone Awry: The War on Invasive Species – the need for a rational assessment of the costs and benefits of invasive species control." For more information, visit:
Many thanks to Ken Foster for inviting me to speak on January 16th, 2011, at the Permaculture Design Course in Santa Cruz.
Many thanks to Pam Smith for inviting me to speak at the Colorado Native Plant Society Annual Meeting at 'The Ranch' in Loveland, Colorado on September 12th, 2009. The theme this year was "Plants Without Borders". My talk was "Invasion Biology or Integration Biology?" For more info, see www.conps.org
Many thanks to Ken Foster for inviting me to speak on June 22nd, 2008 at the Permaculture Design Course at Cabrillo College Horticulture Center. For information on this course, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 831-425-3514.
Many thanks to East Bay Pesticide Alert and Don't Spray California in conjunction with the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarians for inviting me to speak on June 5th, 2008 at a meeting of people opposed to the spraying for the light brown apple moth. Dr. Daniel Harder, Executive Director of the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and Adjunct Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and others presented very informative talks on the LBAM spray issue - I learned a lot!
See www.dontspraycalifornia.org/lbam.html for details on the spray campaign.
I would like to thank the "Planting the Future" conference presented by United Plant Savers for inviting me to speak on July 14th, 2007 at the Herb Pharm Farm in Williams Oregon.
Other speakers included Cascade Anderson-Geller, Ed Smith, Robin dePasquale, Kathi Keville, Steven Foster, Deborah Francis, Mindy Green, Bevin Clare, Tori Hudson, Richo Cech, Mark Wheeler, Trinity Ave Rizzi, James Jungwirth, and Jonathan Treasure.
I would like to thank the Moby Dick Hotel and Oyster Farm in Ocean Park, Washington, for inviting me to speak on May 14th, 2007. As organic oyster producers, the Moby Dick is fighting against the attempted forced spraying of herbicide on their oyster nursery beds (against native North American Spartina grass).
I highly recommend their oysters - the most delicious I've ever eaten!
I would like to thank the Lost Valley Nature Center in Dexter, Oregon (near Eugene) for inviting me to speak at the "Native Plants and Permaculture Gathering" on May 11 - 13th, 2007.
I would like to thank Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamett Street, Eugene, Oregon for inviting me to speak and sign books on May 10th, 2007.
I would like to thank United Plant Savers for inviting me to teach a class on invasive species at the "Planting the Future" conference on April 29th, 2006.
I would like to thank the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, the Los Angeles Permaculture Guild, and The Farmer & the Cook for inviting me to teach in Meiner's Oaks on October 4th, 2005.
Thanks to all who attended and to The Farmer and the Cook for the venue and delicious food!
I would like to thank the Los Angeles Permaculture Guild for inviting me to teach at the Los Angeles Eco-Village on October 1st, 2005.
Thanks to all who attended - the Eco-Village is a wonderful place!
I would like to thank United Plant Savers for inviting me to teach at their conference on July 30th, 2005, at the Herb Pharm Farm, in Williams, Oregon.
Thanks to all who attended - it was a great afternoon!
I would like to thank the Sonoma County Herb Association for hosting my talk on July 20th, 2005.
Thanks to all who attended - there were many thoughtful and intelligent contributions from the audience, from those on both sides of the issue. Thanks for helping to make it a pleasant and informative evening!