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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.


Workshop Speakers
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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... 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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →

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