Book launch party Sept. 11 at The Chino Farm


The Good Earth/Great Chefs and The Chino Farm will host a book launch celebration for San Diego author Tershia d'Elgin and her book, “The Man Who Thought He Owned Water: On the Brink with American Farms, Cities, and Food.”

San Diego has more small farms than any county in the nation. This gripping, personal tale of farm water policies and urban development takes on one of the gravest challenges of our time and provides essential background about farms, food, and water in the West, which is a concern of all San Diego residents.

Enchanting and informative, “The Man Who Thought He Owned Water” is an appeal for urban-rural cooperation over water in our pursuit of resiliency.

The book launch party is 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at The Chino Farm, located at 6123 Calzada del Bosque, Rancho Santa Fe. There will be music and refreshments.

For more about the event, contact Adele Irwin at or 619-889-2271. Please visit and