As every gardener and farmer knows, all it takes is a seed and some water, coupled with the miraculous properties of soil and photosynthesis, to bring forth abundant life.
We know we rely on the good earth to feed us. But there is growing appreciation that farming is also essential to provide ecological services on which our very future depends. And yet, ‘regenerative farming practices,’ as important as they are, only part of what’s needed. We also need to retain sufficient farmland and take steps to ensure that we are creating new opportunities for the next generation of farmers and ranchers.
As the President of American Farmland Trust, the storied nonprofit organization that launched the conservation agriculture movement and has remained at the forefront of these issues for 40 years, John Piotti will examine both the challenges and opportunities facing farming. It’s not just about our food, but about the health of the planet and the future of society.
Free and open to the public. Seats in Kapnick Hall are limited for this complimentary event. A cash bar will be available beginning at 5:30pm; event begins at 6pm.