Green Festival Speakers
Marie-Alise de Marco
Marie-Alise de Marco, is a founding member of both SoLA Food Co-op and Seeds of Carver Urban Farm Collective. She sits on the L.A. City Food Policy Roundtable at Community Health Councils and the Urban Ag Working Group of the Los Angeles Food Policy Council. She also received speaker training on the dangers of GMOs with Jeffrey M. Smith, author and founder of the Institute for Responsible Technology. Before moving to the South Los Angeles neighborhood of Windsor Hills she had been an active resident of Los Feliz for almost two decades, where she coordinated and produced the Los Feliz Village Street Fair. Under her professional name, Marie-Alise Recasner she was the youngest member of The Group Repertory Theatre from 1979 to 1983, where she performed in many stage productions. Her extensive work in front of the camera includes playing Alice Jackson on “Santa Barbara”, Millie on “A Different World”, Nurse Lynn on “Days of Our Lives”, and Dr. Ellen Burgess on “Port Charles”, in addition to feature films such as “Flatliners” and guest-starring roles on other television programs such as “Ellen” and “Murder She Wrote”. Combining her professional experiences and life long interest in hunger and food equity, Marie-Alise is organizing an event centered on organic heirloom container gardening, with preservation clinics, cooking demos, blue ribbon contests, and acoustic music. She is married to composer Wolfram de Marco and the mother of two great young men.