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soil not oil conference, richmond, ca, sept. 4-5

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Soil Not Oil International Conference
Friday-Saturday, Sept. 4-5, 20159:00 am – 5:00 pm
Memorial Civic Center Complex, 403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA 94804
Note: Dr. Vandana Shiva keynote speech is on Friday, Sept. 4, 7:00 pm

The September Soil Not Oil conference will bring together farmers, climate scientists, land-use experts, and many others to discuss and promote Carbon Farming. What exactly is carbon farming, you ask? Purportedly, it is a philosophy of farming that seeks to create systems that increase the rate that CO2 is removed from the atmosphere and converted into plant material and carbon in the soil. The event’s organizers explain,

 In removing carbon from the atmosphere and oceans by implementing the practices of regenerative organic agriculture, we can sequester carbon into the soil and expand the soil’s water-holding capacity.

Or, from what I can tell, it’s more or less the same holistic organic farming that you and I know and love– with an increased and deliberate focus on broad environment issues. We might say that it’s the juncture of organic farming and the global environmental movement.

For more information on Carbon Farming, check out the fact sheet on the conference’s website. For more information on registering, go here.

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