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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Coming Up: The Soil Will Save Us - panel discussion in SF

I recently interviewed author Kristin Ohlson for her new book The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers and Foodies are Healing the Soil and Saving the Planet. It's a fascinating book on the world of microbes in the soil, and alternative farming methods that can help reverse global warming by keeping carbon dioxide in the soil, where it's helpful in plant growth. I know that sounds technical, but Ohlson is a great storyteller, and this book is great for the public, not just for scientists. I know, because I've read it.

She'll be speaking in a panel discussion along with Torri Estrada, policy director for the Marin Carbon Project, and Al Courchesne from Frog Hollow Farm.

It's a fascinating topic, even if you're not a farmer. You can make a difference with your own gardening and purchasing of food from farmers who use these newer (well, actually not so new - they're actually old techniques!) farming techniques that are better for the environment and produce great food!

When: Wednesday, April 9 from 6-8

Cost: A $5 voluntary donation is requested at the door. Space is limited.
Where: Port Commission Hearing Room, 2nd floor of the Ferry Building (Embarcadero at Market St.), San Francisco
More info: here

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