A Deeper Focus


Carbon farming a major topic at Central Coast Bioneers Conference

Cal Poly Professor Emeritus Tim LaSalle, who is the International Agriculture Coordinator for the Open Burning Project for the International Cryosphere Climate Initiative, will do a Q&A session on carbon farming following the viewing of the National Bioneers Conference address by John Wick and Calla Rose Ostrander on Carbon Farming.  Tim is also, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Regenerative Agriculture Initiative, CSU Chico, focused on regenerating soils and drawing down atmospheric CO2 levels.

Sequestering carbon from the atmosphere back into the soil is emerging as among the top biological strategies to radically mitigate climate disruption on large scales. It’s also a rapidly growing movement among farmers across the country, including in conservative communities – because it IS conservative… of the land and soil. John and Calla Rose are visionary leaders of the Marin Carbon Project, a gold standard of carbon farming research demonstrations. John is co-owner (with his wife Peggy Rathmann) of the Nicasio Native Grass Ranch. Calla Rose, former Fellow with the Rocky Mountain Institute, has led policy and climate action programs with Aspen, CO and San Francisco, CA, and is a leading advocate for and expert on agricultural carbon sequestration.

This talk and Q&A session are part of the 2017 Central Coast Bioneers Conference to be held November 4, 2017, at the SLO Guild Hall.  For tickets and more information click here.

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