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Can Regenerative Agriculture & Healthy Soils Help Combat Climate Change?
Some of the most hopeful news on the climate front is coming from scientists, farmers and ranchers who are developing new methods to regenerate the soil, revealing how agricultural productivity and environmental health can go hand-in-hand to confront our world’s greatest threat: climate change and humanity’s growing carbon footprint. One practice now in the spotlight is the innovative use of compost and its capacity to draw CO2 out of the atmosphere and put it back in the soil all while also bolstering soil health, diverting waste and reducing the need for synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.
Dr. David C. Johnson is a molecular biologist whose innovative research focuses on soil microbes as the primary drivers of soil regeneration and carbon sequestration. A presentation by Dr. Johnson will be followed by a panel discussion with the following experts and practitioners:
Paul Kaiser, co-owner and manager of Singing Frogs Farm
Sara Tiffany, Climate Smart Farming Specialist for CAFF & The Famers Guild
Jessica Chiartas, Ph.D candidate in Soils and Biogeochemistry at UC Davis
Keith Abeles, Water Resources Specialist for Sonoma Resource Conversation District and former co-owner of Quetzal Farm
Celebrate International Compost Awareness Week with us by joining the discussion at SHED on May 3, 2017 at 6:30 PM and attending the bio-reactor workshop at Coyote Family Farm on May 4th at 3 PM. Learn how to support healthy microbial life in your cropland, rangeland or garden and contribute to restoring and protecting our biosphere. WORKSHOP DETAILS HERE.
Sponsored by Regenerative Agriculture Group of 350 Sonoma, Healdsburg SHED and Farmer’s Guild/CAFF. A $10 donation is suggested for May 3rd presentation and panel; the on-farm demo is free to attend.