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Saturday, October 22 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Carbon, Climate, Food and Fiber

Come discover how Marin County ranchers and entrepreneurs are building vital local agricultural economies while regenerating ecosystems and sequestering carbon. Rebecca Burgess is developing a groundbreaking model of regional fiber production, the Fibershed Project, which incubates a community of farmers and artisans, uses cutting-edge solar, grey-water and recycling systems, and incorporates a Climate Beneficial Certification for her suppliers. Ariel Greenwood, part of the Holistic Ag team, an ecosystem services company that regenerates landscapes and restores water cycles by increasing biodiversity, holistically manages a herd of cattle on a 4,000-acre ecological preserve. Guido Frosini of True Grass Farms is a highly innovative land steward who balances soil and grass cycles with the natural movement of farm animals to develop a truly sustainable food production system. Hosted by John Roulac, founder/CEO of Nutiva.

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Rebecca Burgess

Rebecca Burgess, Executive Director of Fibershed and board chair of the Carbon Cycle Institute, has 10+ years’ experience at the intersection of restoration ecology and fiber systems. She has: taught at Westminster College and Harvard; created workshops for many NGOs and corporations; authored the best-selling book Harvesting Color; and built an extensive network of farmers and artisans in Northern California into a community scale... Read More →
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Guido Frosini

Guido Frosini founded True Grass Farms (based on the motto of “Food, Ecology, Culture”) in Marin County 6 years ago on land that has been in his family since 1867. He seeks to be not just an exemplary, socially/ecologically conscious rancher but also to educate the public about sustainable farming by engaging directly with consumers through a meat share and at farmers’ markets.
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Ariel Greenwood

Ariel Greenwood calls herself a “feral agrarian”—one who works at the intersection of agriculture and the wild. Currently she is the resident grazier at a research preserve where she manages a herd of cattle to restore its grasslands as part of Holistic Ag. She is also orchard manager at the renowned Occidental Arts and Ecology Center and blogs at ArielGreenwood.com
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John Roulac

John W. Roulac, founder/CEO of the “superfoods” company Nutiva, is a longtime advocate for healthy people and ecosystems. With expertise ranging from home composting, natural healing, forestry and hemp agriculture, he has also founded four ecological nonprofits, including GMO Inside and the Nutiva Foundation and has written four books on environmental topics, including Backyard Composting and Hemp Horizons.

Saturday October 22, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm
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