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July 21 An Evening Gathering to Support the 2nd Annual International Soil Not Oil Conference  RSS feed

 
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An Evening Gathering to Support
the 2nd Annual International
Soil Not Oil Conference
Thurs, July 21, 7:30pm, 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

             Join us on Thursday July 21st when local groups will come together in Ojai, CA to support both the Soil Not Oil international campaign & the upcoming second annual Soil Not Oil conference happening in August with an evening gathering of film & discussion. Camilla Becket will be in attendance sharing excerpts from her film The Seeds of Vandana, with other short films on soils & carbon farming also included.


             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, activist, & author Vandana Shiva one of the founders of Regenerative International , whose work and foundation Navadany was among the first to connect the dots between climate change and the disastrous soil practices of industrial agriculture.


              Local Ojai filmmaker Camilla Becket lovingly documented the work of Vandana Shiva & the Soil Not Oil campaign in the soon to be released documentary Seeds of Vandana. 


              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. We emphasize that extensive restructuring of land management practices, especially agriculture, is key to combating climate change, restoring water cycles, stopping ocean acidification, re-establishing biodiversity, improving food production, and revitalizing local economies across the planet.

            Furthermore, we recognize that rapidly accelerating human-caused climate change is an imminent threat to urgent action to halt the reckless and expanding fossil fuel industry, which pollutes the ecosystems we depend on and drives climate change, threatening to destabilize our biosphere on a global scale. The Soil Not Oil Campaign's call for integrated action on sustainable practices in all areas of human endeavor is essential to ensuring a safe and healthy world for generations to come.

              Restoring Global Soil Quality Is One Of The Best Things We Can Do For Climate Change: Little known climate change fact: Just the first meter of soil contains as much carbon as the entire atmosphere. And there's potential to soak up much

            The event takes place on Thursday July 21 , 7:30- 9pm, at the Farmer & the Cook Restaurant 339 W El Roblar Dr, Ojai (Meiners Oak) CA 93023
More info: margie@sbpermaculture.org, 805-962-2571, Facebook Event Page http://www.facebook.com/events/1733416276947943/ Santa Barbara Permaculture Network facebook event page
Event Co-sponsors Becket Films, Farmer & the Cook, Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, & the Center for Regenerative Agriculture, East End Eden Permaculture Farm


MORE INFO:

2nd International Soil Not Oil conference in Richmond, California, August 5 & 6, 2016. http://soilnotoilcoalition.org/
Soil Not Oil Pledge http://soilnotoilcoalition.org/soil-not-oil-pledge/

Reasons to attend the 2nd Soil Not Oil Conference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FjPQGcraZQ

Clips from The Seeds of Vandana Shiva Documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcaFM6rjp7Q and Film website http://vandanashivamovie.com/


The California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN):
A coalition of sustainable agriculture and farmer leaders that advances agricultural solutions to climate change. Agriculture can play a unique role in responding to the climate crisis by producing renewable energy, sequestering carbon and reducing greenhouse gas emissions while securing our food system for generations to come.
http://calclimateag.org/

“4 per 1,000” Initiative:
The “4 per 1,000” Initiative wants to demonstrate that agriculture can provide practical solutions to the challenge of climate disruption, while also meeting that posed by food security through the use of farming methods that match local conditions: e.g. agroecology, agroforestry, conservation agriculture, landscape management.http://4p1000.org/understand

BOOK/The Carbon Farming Solution
A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices for Climate Change Mitigation and Food Security
By Eric Toensmeier Foreword by Dr. Hans Herren  http://www.chelseagreen.com/the-carbon-farming-solution

BOOK/Soil Not Oil Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis Author: Vandana Shiva
https://www.northatlanticbooks.com/shop/soil-not-oil/

Restoring Global Soil Quality Is One Of The Best Things We Can Do For Climate Change:
Little known climate change fact: Just the first meter of soil contains as much carbon as the entire atmosphere. And there's potential to soak up much more.http://www.fastcoexist.com/3052240/restoring-global-soil-quality-is-one-of-the-best-things-we-can-do-for-climate-change

Agriculture and Climate Change Article by Bill Ostrander  rancher and unsuccessful candidate for 24th Congressional District seat  (Central and South Coast California)
Agriculture creates more than 20 percent of our carbon footprint and approximately 35 percent of the planet's greenhouse gas
 
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