Helge offers strategic advice and consulting services on marketing and communications, messaging, and project development, to ensure the economical, ecological, and cultural harmony of all project goals and the successful implementation of strategies.
In the past ten years, Helge has worked with a variety of local and national businesses, start-ups, foundations, non-profits, political officials, and community leaders, including the W Hotel San Francisco, Whole Foods Market, Ketchum PR Agency, Blue Moon Foundation, Office of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, Office of U.S. Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey, Office of California State Senator Mark Leno, and the Office of California State Assemblymember Jared Huffman.
For a detailed description of projects, please see Case Studies.
Talks, Teaching Engagements, and Testimonies
Helge is a renowned public speaker, keynote presenter, educator, and M.C.
In the last decade, Helge has contributed to countless fundraising events and galas, including hosting evenings with authors such as Michael Pollan, Paul Hawken, and Wendell Berry, as well as events with chefs such as Alice Waters, Dario Checcini, and Annie Summerville.
As an expert in the field of organic agriculture and food production, ecology, integrated pest management, public health, and holistic nutrition, Helge offers lectures and seminars on a variety of topics and themes, including:
- The Economic Viability of Small-Scale Agricultural Operations
- Relationship Marketing
- How to Tell the Story of Your Business
- School Lunch Program Development
- Holistic Nutrition
- Organic Certification
- The Language of Flavor
- The Language of Possibility
- The Language of Green
- The History and Future of the Organic Movement
- Opportunities in the Organic Marketplace
- Ecology as a Guiding Company Principle
- Resource Management Optimization
- Working landscapes and New Land Use Opportunities
- Employee Motivation
- Soil & Spirituality
- Public Speaking
Previous lectures and teaching engagements have included:
University of Guelph, Toronto, Canada (2006, 2007, 2009)
All Things Organic Conference, London, UK (2006)
Biofach Organic Conference, Nuernberg, Germany (2001)
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (2006)
IFOAM Organic Conference, Vancouver Island, Canada (2002)
Presidio School of Management, San Francisco, CA (2010, 2011)
College of Marin, Marin County, California (2007, 2011)
In recent years, Helge has offered numerous commentaries and testimonies at public and non-public hearings in regard to pest management and public health, organic agriculture, and ecological sustainability, including:
Light Brown Apple Moth State Emergency Hearing (2009)
Marin-Sonoma Vector Control District Board on West Nile Vector Management (2008)
California State Capitol Building for the 2008 Farm Bill Listening Tour (2006)
U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee on the 2008 Farm Bill and Organic Agriculture (2006)
California State Assembly Agricultural Committee on Genetic Engineering (2005)
Marin County Board of Supervisors on Agricultural Issues and Opportunities (2005 â€“ 2011)
As a luminary in the organic food movement, Helge offers farm tours throughout California for a large variety of guests.
In the past ten years, Helge has been host and tour guide for dozens of Agricultural Ministers, government officials, and other representatives from the United Nations, the U.S. State Department, and from countries including Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Germany, England, Morocco, Ghana, West Africa, India, China, Russia, Japan, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Poland. In 2005, Helge hosted His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall for a tour of organic farms in Marin County, California.
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