Talk: Building Soil to Reverse Climate Change: From the Backyard to Broad Acre!
Time: 4/14/2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Venue: 199 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, California, 94952

Please join us for the first in a three part series on the opportunities available to put carbon back into the ground to mitigate the effects of a warming planet. John Roulac will introduce us to carbon farming and our own Trathen Heckman will teach us how we can engage at the home scale and why doing so is critical to our future and the future of the next generation.

When:  Thursday, April 14, 2016  7:00 PM until 8:30 PM

Where:  Seed Bank Petaluma at the corner of Washington Street and Petaluma Boulevard 

Cost:  $10.00 which includes an autographed copy of John's book Backyard Composting for the first 70 registrants

John Roulac is a long time advocate for healthy people and ecosystems and has authored several books on environmental topics, including Backyard Composting, Hemp Horizons, The Comeback of the World’s Most Promising Plant with combined sales of more than one million copies. He helped jumpstart the modern home-composting movement in the early 1990s and successfully sued the US DEA to keep hemp foods legal in 2001. He has founded four nonprofit ecological groups, including GMOInside.org. Most recently, John helped organize and sponsor the Soil Not Oil conference on climate change and carbon farming in September 2015, with over 1000 people in attendance. He is the founder and CEO of Nutiva, founded in 1999.

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Please save the date for the next two exciting events on this subject.

Saturday, May 7th from 9am - 1pm Dirt Dynamics: The Mechanics of Carbon Farming through Management Jeff Creque, Director of the Carbon Cycle Institute and Will Bakx of Sonoma Compost will present a workshop moderated by Ryan Johnston, Board Member of the United States Green Building Council - Redwood Chapter at Live Oak Farm in Petaluma.

Friday, May 27th from 6pm-9pm Carbon Farming Success Stories from around the Planet The Permaculture Skills Center is hosting a farm-scale carbon farming talk with Darren Doherty at the Sebastopol Grange