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Healthy Soils: Growing Climate Resilience

  • 17 Nov 2020
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • online - a Zoom link will be sent

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  • As a nonprofit, we charge just enough to cover our costs. However, full time students and those who can not afford the fees, may attend free of charge and our scholarship funds will cover your ticket.
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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
                 

This is an online event — A zoom link will be emailed       

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?

  • Traditional agricultural prioritization of low cost and high yields over long-term soil health
  • Soil erosion, dust and health issues
  • Dependence on fossil-fuel based fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides
  • Poor water infiltration and retention
  • Reduced nutrient density of soils and food crops
  • Threats to food security

What are the solutions?

  • CA Healthy Soils Program
  • Regenerative, sustainable, and organic agriculture
  • Carbon farming: increase CO2 intake for greater plant and soil organic matter
  • Innovative research into healthy soils and carbon sequestration
  • Farmer-to-farmer information sharing
  • Consumer consciousness


Speakers | Bios   Q&A Moderator

Renata Brillinger
Executive Director,
California Climate & Agriculture Network
(CALCAN)

Cynthia Daley
Executive Director, 
Center for Regenerative Agriculture, 
Chico
State University

Jeff Creque
Director of Rangeland
and Agroecosystem Management, 
Carbon Cycle Institute

Diana Donlon
Executive Director
of Soil Centric

  

     

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