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Invitation: March 24--Special Climate Change/Permaculture/Holistic Management Event in Seattle

Melinda McBride
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Shift Happens—Rapidly: How we can heal the earth by restoring our soil

I wanted to let permie friends in the Seattle area know about a special opportunity. My friend Jeff Goebel will be giving
his highly-interactive and surprisingly optimistic talk about how we can solve climate change by restoring our soil. It would be great to have more permies there, so please come if you can.

Monday, March 24
5:45 pm to 7:45 pm
Green Lake Library
7364 E Green Lake Drive N
Seattle, WA 98115

If you're not in the Seattle area, but you'd like more info or you'd like to have Jeff come to your community, please let me know.

Jeff Goebel has been working around the world to help communities from Mali, Africa, to the Colville Tribes in Washington State make the shift to climate-friendly agriculture. We’re ready to scale up. Come find out how you can be part of the shift.

Jeff’s work on ecosystem restoration draws on his experience with carbon sequestration, range management, and conservation history and practices. Jeff’s clients include the National Geographic Society, Pueblo Tribes of New Mexico, and an eco-restoration and socio-economic renewal program in Molokai.

Politicians, environmentalists, and business leaders argue about how to solve climate change. Progress is slow. Scientists say we’re running out of time. One answer might be right under our feet.

For decades farmers and ranchers have been restoring the soil using Holistic Management, Permaculture, and other whole systems approaches to farming and ranching. They are building healthy soil, sequestering carbon, cleaning up water, and increasing biodiversity. And they’re making profits and improving their quality of life along the way. They’re doing it
without government programs, subsidies, regulations, or complicated carbon credit or cap and trade markets.

Unfortunately, only a tiny fraction of all land is managed this way. In the U.S. agriculture is responsible for one third of greenhouse gas emissions. How do we make the shift from climate-damaging agriculture to climate-friendly agriculture? You’ll find out Monday, March 24, when you come to Jeff’s talk. Be part of the shift.

Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

The Green Lake Library (7364 E Green Lake Drive N, Seattle, WA 98115) is served by Metro Bus Routes 16, 48, 316.

Driving directions:

For more information and to RSVP (not required but helpful), please contact:
Melinda McBride

This event is not sponsored or endorsed by the Seattle Public Library. We are grateful to SPL and the taxpayers of Seattle for making this meeting space available.
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More carbon is stored in soil than in plants or the atmoshphere
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