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The Carbon Farming Solution With Eric Toensmeier

April 30, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:30pm

The Carbon Farming Solution

With Eric Toensmeier

A Live Stream, Interactive Webinar Event on the SBCC Campus

with participating students, faculty, & the public invited

Including a panel of key community members

 

As the climate crisis heats up, agriculture is in the hot seat, not only as a contributor to climate change, but also as a potential solution. Eric Toensmeier has spent the last several years tracking both, and put much of what he learned in his seminal book, The Carbon Farming Solution.

Join us on Sunday, April 30th for a unique live interactive webinar on the SBCC Campus, as Eric Toensmeier discusses the potential of Carbon Farming, one of the best and most doable solutions for the Climate crisis, with an audience of students, faculty and the general public. 

 

Carbon is a naturally occurring chemical compound vital to life, that provides soil its fertility and water holding capacity, but since the industrial revolution and the advent of modern farming practices, too much carbon has been released into the atmosphere causing climate disruption.

 

According to Toensmeier, Carbon farming is a suite of practices that sequester excess atmospheric carbon while producing food and other necessary goods.  While doing so they often provide increased yields and ecosystem benefits.  The event will explore the global context,  but also focus on practices suited to California, including annual cropping, tree intercropping, grazing, silvopasture, perennial crops, and rainwater harvesting.  Collectively carbon farming practices are a critical component of climate change mitigation, an effort that requires a speedy transformation of virtually every sector of our civilization.

 

Eric Toensmeier is a lecturer at Yale University, a senior fellow with Project Drawdown, and the author of several books on Permaculture.  Toensmeier is also the author of The Carbon Farming Solution: A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices for Climate Change Mitigation and Food Security.

 

Toensmeier will be joined by a panel of Santa Barbara community members, who with a diverse audience of faculty, students and general public, will pose questions specific to our region.  Hunter Francis, Director of the Cal Poly/San Luis Obispo Center for Sustainability, will be the panel moderator.

 

Event Details

  • Organizer/Sponsor: Santa Barbara Permaculture Network,SBCC Environmental Horticulture Dept,Community Environment Council (CEC), CAFES Center for Sustainability Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara Food Alliance, Quail Springs Permaculture, & Orella Ranch
  • Starts: April 30, 2017 6:00 - 8:30pm
  • Price: Admission $5, Students Free (with current i.d.)
  • Location: Fe Bland/BC Forum, SBCC West Campus 800 Block of Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
  • Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/219678348511640/
  • Sponsors: Santa Barbara Permaculture Network,SBCC Environmental Horticulture Dept,Community Environment Council (CEC), CAFES Center for Sustainability Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara Food Alliance, Quail Springs Permaculture, & Orella Ranch