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Saturday, October 22 • 2:45pm - 4:15pm
What Would a Biomimetic Food System Look Like?

Carbon farming, regenerative agriculture, permaculture – these are practices that follow nature's design strategies for keeping nutrients in the soil. With food systems responsible for one-third of humanity's global carbon and emissions footprint, redesigning the way we eat is crucial. We'll examine existing practices and solutions that can support our growing population without damaging our planet, and what we need to do to replicate and scale up their successes. Hosted by Beth Rattner, Executive Director of the Biomimicry Institute. With: Tim Crews Director of Research at the Land Institute; Jeff Creque, co-founder of the Marin Carbon Project and a Director at the Carbon Cycle Institute; Miguel Altieri, professor at U.C. Berkeley, one of the world’s leading experts in agroecology.


Workshop Speakers
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Miguel Altieri

Miguel A. Altieri, a professor of Agroecology at UC Berkeley since 1980, is one of the founders of the Latin American Scientific Society of Agroecology and has written more than 250 scientific papers and 12 books. He lectures all over the world on how to use agroecology for the design of a biodiverse, productive and resilient agriculture.
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Jeff Creque

Jeff Creque, Ph.D., co-founder of the Marin Carbon Project and a Director at the Carbon Cycle Institute, focusing on "carbon farming" and land management, has 30 years' experience in agricultural, rangeland, and natural resource ecology, management and conservation. His many organizational affiliations include: founding board member, Alliance for Local Sustainable Agriculture (Marin); Agricultural Director, Apple Tree International; and... Read More →
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Tim Crews

Tim Crews, Ph.D., is Director of Research and an ecologist at The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas, where he studies how to develop cropping arrangements that function like native ecosystems to replace the harmful practices of conventional agriculture. His previous positions have included teaching at Prescott College in Arizona where he developed a program in Agroecology.
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Beth Rattner

Beth Rattner is the Executive Director of the Biomimicry Institute. Previously, Beth worked with William McDonough and Michael Braungart on The Upcycle, the sequel to Cradle to Cradle, before she helped co-found the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute as its first Executive Director. 

Saturday October 22, 2016 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Manzanita Room