Healthy Soils: Growing Climate Resilience
Let’s build healthy soils that both produce nutritious food AND protect the planet
November 17, 2020
6:30 - 8:30 PM
When it comes to climate change, agriculture is villain, victim, and potential savior. It produces 9% of California’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but could potentially draw down more carbon from the atmosphere than it emits. Shifting from conventional agricultural practices to ones that improve soil health can eliminate numerous environmental harms while producing an abundance of nutritious and affordable food. Come hear experts explain how building the health of our agricultural soil can reduce emissions, sequester carbon, and improve plant health.
What are the issues?
What are the solutions?
Conventional agricultural practices are degrading climate, soil, and animal and human health. They prioritize low costs and high yields over long-term soil health. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here in Marin, change is happening—though more is needed. Marin farms and ranches cover approximately 50% of the county and contribute over $100 million to our economy. The most recent data (2017) put GHG emissions from agriculture at about 8% of county’s total emissions with potential to decline thanks to new practices including carbon farming and methane capture. But Marin can do even more and serve as an example and resource for other agricultural areas. Come learn how you can support the movement to reduce GHGs and increase our resilience to climate change by cultivating the health of our agricultural soil.
Renata BrillingerExecutive Director,
California Climate & Agriculture Network
Cynthia DaleyExecutive Director, Center for Regenerative Agriculture, Chico State University
Jeff CrequeDirector of Rangeland
and Agroecosystem Management, Carbon Cycle Institute
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