How Can Soil Carbon Restoration in Farming Reduce Climate Change?

April 12 at 6:00 p.m.

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Learn the basic principles of carbon sequestration and find out how local farmers are implementing resilient practices here in the North Quabbin.

Four very short films will be shown, followed by a moderated panel discussion. The focus will be on what practices we need to use to build and keep soil carbon in our soil.

Our panelists are: Ricky Baruc of Seeds of Solidarity Farm and Education Center in Orange, who has been practicing no-till agriculture for many years as the inventor of "the cardboard method;”

Ridge Shinn of Big Picture Beef, a leader in the shift away from feedlot beef to raising cattle on 100% grass and forages, using regenerative pasture and grazing management that sequesters carbon deep underground; Sharon Gensler, co-director of the Wild Browse Farm and Sustainability Center in Wendell, and the NOFA/Mass Soil Carbon Outreach Coordinator; Caro Roszell, the owner/operator of New Wendell Farm, a neighborhood market garden serving 20 CSA members in Wendell; and Julie Rawson, Executive Director of NOFA/Mass and farmer at Many Hands Organic Farm in Barre.

Free and open to the public.

Light refreshments, courtesy of the Friends of the Athol Public Library.

Please register by calling (978) 249-9515.