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Monday, October 22 • 10:00am - 5:00pm
Regenerative Agriculture: Healthy Soils, Social Justice and climate Change Mitigation One day workshop
One-day Intensive Workshop
Date: Monday, October 22, 2018 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Singing Frogs Farm, Sebastopol, CA
Price: $195 (includes lunch & transport)
Shuttle leaves Embassy Suites in San Rafael, CA at 8:30 a.m.

Agriculture has been exploiting and destroying the ecological assets — soil, water, biodiversity, and people — that are the very resources needed to produce food. It is imperative that farming systems are redesigned to mimic nature’s regenerative force if we are going to be able to feed the world in the face of the stresses and uncertainties of climate change.

Regenerative Agriculture is a system of farming principles and practices that increases biodiversity, enriches soil, improves watersheds, and enhances ecosystem services. It also increases soil carbon storage, which is both a buffer against climate change and can reduce the dangerous amount of carbon in the atmosphere.

Just as nature is constantly evolving, Regenerative Agriculture is a system of continued learning, improving and adapting to local dynamic conditions. It combines the best practices of organic farming, permaculture, holistic management and agroecology while honoring a commitment to develop just and equitable relations with all stakeholders including farmworkers.

We will spend the day at the highly productive and profitable Singing Frogs Farm, a no-till, organic vegetable operation. Regenerative agricultural practices have resulted in a quadrupling of soil organic matter and a tripling in total soil microbial life. Birds, bees and biodiversity in general have all increased.

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Workshop Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth and Paul Kaiser

Elizabeth and Paul Kaiser

Elizabeth and Paul Kaiser jointly operate Singing Frogs Farm in Sebastopol, CA. They drew from their background in tropical agro-forestry, natural resource management and public health in West Africa, Central America and Northern California, to develop Singing Frogs Farm’s innovative... Read More →
avatar for Timothy LaSalle

Timothy LaSalle

Timothy J. LaSalle, Ph.D., co-founder and Co-Director of the Regenerative Agriculture Initiative at CSU Chico and Professor Emeritus at California Polytechnic University, was formerly President/CEO of the California Agriculture Leadership Program. His past positions included: first... Read More →
avatar for Doniga Markegard

Doniga Markegard

Doniga Markegard, author of Dawn Again: Tracking the Wisdom of the Wild, has extensive backgrounds in wildlife tracking, wilderness survival and Permaculture. She is a leading “regenerative rancher” who, with her husband and children, owns and manages Markegard Family Grass-Fed... Read More →
avatar for Claudio Nunez

Claudio Nunez

Claudio Nunez is the Resident Regenerative Rancher/Farmer of Paicines Ranch near Hollister, CA., a historic farm since the 1860s that is now a diverse, large-scale model of  holistic/regenerative agriculture practices and was one of the first ranches in California to participate... Read More →


Monday October 22, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm
Singing Frogs Farm Sebastopol, CA