WASHINGTON — American Farmland Trust Climate Initiative Director, Dr. Bianca Moebius-Clune will join geologist and award-winning author David Montgomery on June 16, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Pacific Time for part one of the Post Carbon Institute’s The Dirt on Soil: A two-part online even series on Regenerative Farming and Healthy Soils.
Healthy soil plays a vital role in enabling resilient agriculture that produces abundant, secure and quality food for a growing population. High functioning soils prevent runoff, erosion, degradation of water and air quality, and more, and have a direct impact on our changing climate by sequestering large amounts of carbon. By ignoring the needs of the vital living ecosystems directly beneath our feet, the world can expect to lose much of its topsoil within a single generation and see a needless rise in the accumulation of atmospheric greenhouse gases.
The Post Carbon Institute will hold a two-part online event series on Thursday, June 16 and 23 on regenerative soil health. On June 16, the seminar will focus on why soil matters and how the health of soil has a direct correlation to the worsening climate crisis. During the second session on June 23, farmers, ranchers and activists will discuss what individuals and communities can do to protect and regenerate healthy soil locally, nationally and globally.
David Montgomery is a geologist who studies landscape evolution and the effects of geological processes on ecological systems and human societies. He has written several popular science books, three of which won the Washington State Book Award. His recent book, Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life, focused on the potential for regenerative farming practice to reshape agriculture, and the forthcoming book co-authored with Anne Biklé, What Your Food Ate: How to Heal Our Land and Reclaim Our Health, explores the links between soil health and human health.
Dr. Bianca Moebius-Clune is the Director of AFT’s National Climate Initiative. Her program works collaboratively across partners and stakeholders to scale successful approaches, on-ramp new innovations, quantify outcomes, and reach new audiences for impact across landowners, partners, researchers, and policy makers to achieve resilient healthy soils and climate smart, regenerative agriculture and food systems.
Part two will take place on June 23 and feature Don Smith and Reginaldo (Regi) Haslett-Marroquin.
Don Smith is a speaker, teacher, and student of regenerative agriculture and regenerative lifestyles. He applies his lifelong knowledge advising Kiss the Ground, teaching and supporting course development for various Kiss the Ground education initiatives, including the Soil Advocate Training course. His talks are engaging, inspiring, and filled with hands-on, viable solutions to the world’s largest problems.
Reginaldo (Regi) Haslett-Marroquin is the Founder and Co-Executive Director of the Regenerative Agriculture Alliance, the Co-Owner and Co-Founder of Regeneration Farms, LLC – Tree-Range™ Chicken, and author of In the Shadow of Green Man: My Journey from Poverty and Hunger to Food Security and Hope. In 2018, Regi was awarded one of the prestigious lifetime Ashoka Fellowships for pioneering the Poultry Centered Regenerative Agriculture System.
WHAT: The Dirt on Soil: Regenerative Farming and Healthy Soil
WHEN: Thursday, June 16 & 23, 2022; 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM GMT
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