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An Evening Gathering to Support
the 2nd Annual International
Soil Not Oil Conference
Thurs, July 21, 7:30pm, 2016 Free
At the Farmer & the Cook Restaurant
339 W El Roblar Dr, Ojai (Meiners Oak) CA 93023
Short films about Soil & Carbon Farming including
excerpts from The Seeds of Vandana Shiva documentary film

The solution to climate change & the solution to poverty are the same”. Vandana Shiva

Thursday July 21, 7:30 pm , local groups in Ojai, CA are gathering to support both the Soil Not Oil international campaign & the upcoming second annual Soil Not Oil Conference in August of this year with an evening gathering of film & discussion in Ojai, CA. Local filmmaker Camilla Becket will be in attendance sharing excerpts from her soon to be released film The Seeds of Vandana, with other short films on soils & carbon farming also a part of the evening.

In 2015 the first Soil Not Oil conference was held in Northern California with the intent of supporting the Soil Not Oil international campaign launched by brilliant Indian scientist, eco-activist, & author Vandana Shiva.  Vanda Shiva is a founding member of both Regenerative International and the Navadany Foundation, who were among the first to connect the dots between climate change and the disastrous soil practices of industrial agriculture.

Restoring global soil quality is one of the best things we can do for climate change.  Because our lives are entirely dependent on the health of our soils, the Soil Not Oil Campaign demands the care and regeneration of soils worldwide. Emphasizing extensive restructuring of land management practices, especially agriculture, is key to combating climate change with biologically healthy soils capable of sequestering carbon from the atmosphere, while also restoring water cycles, stopping ocean acidification, re-establishing biodiversity, improving food production, and revitalizing local economies across the planet.

The film & discussion event takes place on Thursday July 21, 2016, 7:30- 9pm, at the Farmer & the Cook Restaurant, 339 W El Roblar Dr, Ojai (Meiners Oak) CA 93023.   No reservations required. For more info  contact 805-962-2571,  Margie@sbpermaculture.org,http://www.facebook.com/events/1733416276947943/

Event Co-sponsors Becket Films, Farmer & the Cook Restaurant, Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, & the Center for Regenerative Agriculture, East End Eden Permaculture Farm


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Agrarian Trust Symposium speaker Kim Stringfellow’s cool ass project!

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The Mojave Project is really just kind of the bomb-diggety. But don’t take our word for it: to learn more, we recommend this absolutely gorgeous video. The project is an “experimental transmedia documentary led by Kim Stringfellow exploring the physical, geological and cultural landscape of the Mojave Desert.” Browse the current projects here.

And while we’re talking about the Mojave Project, they’re asking you to
SAVE THE DATE!
WHAT: We pleased to send you this SAVE THE DATE announcement about our autumn program OUR LAND 2: Tracing the Acequia Commons, a series of talks, exhibits and happenings to advance the broadening discourse on land commons and farmland futures.

WHERE: New Mexico! Most events Free and open to the public.

WHEN: November 9-17th in close association with the Quivira Coalition and Biodynamic Association annual conferences, Agrarian Trust invites you to join us in fine company  to approach topics of Public Trust, Acequia traditions and commons culture, emergent urban commons, water enclosures and new topographics; through lectures, documentary films, open archive exhibits and an walk along an Acequia irrigation ditch, flowing continuously for four centuries.

WHO: Mary Wood, Rick Prelinger, Kim Stringfellow, Tezozomoc, Devon Pena, Ruth Breach, Stanley Crawford, Wes Jackson, Emily Vogler, Ildi Carlisle-Cummins, Eric Holt Gimenez, Kate Levy… and more

 


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farm aid 2016 concert details!

Farm Aid’s annual concert is an all-day music and food festival, featuring a unique lineup of artists and genres and family farm-identified, local and organic foods with its own HOMEGROWN Concessions®. In Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Village, attendees will have the chance to meet farmers, engage in hands-on food and farm activities, and learn about the ways family farmers are enriching our soil, protecting our water and growing our economy, in addition to bringing us good food for good health.

To learn more about Farm Aid and to purchase tickets, click HERE!


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can organic feed the world? a webinar

Can Organic Feed the World?
A webinar hosted by Friends of the Earth
Tuesday, June 21st
1:00 – 2:00 PST

Two commonly held beliefs about world hunger are that we will need to vastly increase food production to feed a growing population and that organic agriculture is not up to the task.

Join us to hear from top scientists and thought leaders on the science of sustainable food production and a comprehensive approach to creating a healthy, resilient food system to feed all people, now and into the future.

Be among the first to learn about a new report, Farming for the Future: Organic and Agroecological Solutions to Feed the World, by Friends of the Earth. 

Speakers
Frances Moore Lappe, Cofounder & Director, Small Planet Institute, Author, World Hunger: 10 Myths
John Reganold, PhD, Professor of Soil Science and Agroecology, Washington State University
Lauren Ponisio, PhD, UC Berkeley, Environmental Science, Policy & Management
Marcia Ishii-Eitman, PhD, Senior Scientist, Pesticide Action Network
Kendra Klein, PhD, Staff Scientist, Friends of the Earth

When Tuesday, June 21, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (PDT) – Add to Calendar Where webinar – log-in information will be emailed to participants

To REGISTER for this WEBINAR, CLICK HERE!


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ny: liv carrow and brian dewan to perform at the half moon

Thursday, June 16th from 9 to midnight!

YES IT’S TRUE- A LEGENDARY HUDSON PAIRING

Liv Carrow, the wayward ex-local darling of the alleged local music scene, will return to play some songs for you on the glittering stage, joined by one of the world’s most unique accordion crooners, Catskill’s very own Brian Dewan.

Bring your greenback dollars and some stamina for stringed instruments and pithy wordplay. Click here to learn more!


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red fire farm’s strawberry soiree

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STRAWBERRY SOIREE 2016

Saturday, June 18th, 2016. 

Rain or Shine! 

Family Friendly!

Afternoon Strawberry Tasting at the Farm – Free!

2-5 pm in the fields at 184 Meadow Road, Montague 

   Join us at the farm in Montague for a celebration of the strawberry during the peak of picking season! We grow at least nine varieties of strawberries, each with their own flavor.
Come in the afternoon to try a tasting of the many strawberry varieties, enjoy some live music, take the Walking Tour, have fun at the Fairy House Building workshop, and pick your own organic berries – open to the public for the event.

Strawberry shortcake for sale! Also, quarts of our strawberries to take home!

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Schedule for the Day 

Open to the Public 
10 AM-5 PM Public Pick Your Own for Organic Strawberries
2-5 PM Strawberry Varietal Tasting, Home-made Strawberry Shortcake and Chocolate Covered Strawberries for Sale.

2-3 PM Walking Tour of the farm’s new Interpretive Trail (by Mount Grace)
4-5:30 PM Fairy House Building

Ticketed Events
5:30-6 PM Opening Course (included with dinner)
6-8 PM Strawberry Feast in the Field
8-10 PM Outdoor Concert with Jake Klar 

 

For more info and ticket purchase, click HERE!

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