This group will be exploring and promoting regenerative farming practices as a vehicle for carbon sequestration, reducing energy costs per kcal and other agricultural carbon reduction efficiencies.

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  • Hi Folks, I look forward to joining this group. I’ve been reading on my own for a while now and working on a couple of related projects: The Climate Adaptation Committee of the Environmental Management Council and the Climate-Wise Gardening group and Fair. I also try my hand at gardening for birds and pollinators, among others. Regi
    • Hi, Regi! Your name came up in a very positive way at tonight's MOF meeting. Can you call me sometime this week, and I'll give you an idea of where we're at in our process? 607-216-7441 Looking forward to talking! Merrill
  • Nice little article in this week's Tompkins Weekly. Kind of says it all: in order to increase the practice of regenerative farming, we need to support the movement by buying locally and organically!
    Food farming, water for sustainability
    The Haudenosaunee have occupied and farmed the Finger Lakes region for over 2000 years. The Three Sisters (corn, beans and squash) were part of their…
  • Hello, all. Go to to read what Cornell Extension has to say about carbon sequestration. Unfortunately, written a while ago. I have a call in to connect with someone. Will try again before our meeting. *** Is everyone available to zoom at 7:00 on Thursday, July 30? If technology is on our side, we should get plenty of time for our conversation. Merrill
  • Wow. The minutes look really strange. Any suggestions?
  • I posted the minutes under Forum.
  • Great chat tonight! Sorry we lost you at the end, Marie. Before I forget, when I signed out of the meeting, they offered us another free extension for our next meeting if I scheduled right away! So I did! Obviously we can change the date I picked, or just go with Dave's account next time, but pencil this date on your calendars: Thursday, July 30, 7PM. Now I'll get to the minutes.
  • Love this list Lizzy! Here's the website I mentioned at our meeting:
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  • I got started on putting together a list of resources for our committee. Here it is:
    List of resources for our Regenerative Framing committee

    Local folks:

    Elizabeth Gabriel
    Jonathan Bates
    Cornell Cooperative Extension
    Dan Flerlage (former LACS teacher who supervised kids doing regen.farming)
    Fay Bensen (older dairy farmer- works for CCE)
    Erica Frenay ( B'dale organic farmer-sheep, cows , veggies)
    Dr. David Wolfe, Cornell Plant and Soil Ecology
    Kathleen Draper ( Ithaka Institute devoted to biochar, also author of blog)
    Future Farmers of America
    Joshua Stone ( Julian's dad at Lantern School, who told me about

    Internet sources (Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York)


    Soil Health and Carbon Sequestration
    Montgomery, David. Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life. Norton. 2018.
    Montgomery, David and Anne Bikle’. The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health. Norton. 2015
    Tickell, Josh & John Mackey. Kiss The Ground: How the Food You Eat Can Reverse Climate Change, Heal Your Body and Ultimately Save the World. Enliven Books. 2017.
    Bloom, Jessi & Dave Boehnlein. Practical Permaculture: For Home Landscapes and the Whole Earth. Timber Press. 2015.
    Tindall, Robert, Frederique Apffel-Marflin & David Shearer. Sacred Soil: Biochar and the Regeration of the Earth. North Atlantic Books. 2017.
    Toensmeier, Eric with Jonathan Bates. Paradise Lot: Two Plant Geeks, One Tenth of an Acre, and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City. Chelsea Green Publishing. 2013.
    Ohlson, Kristin. The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers and Foodies Are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet. Rodale. 2014.
    Marinelli, Janet (ed.). The Climate Conscious Gardener. Brooklyn Botanical Garden Guides for a Greener Planet. 2010.
    Hemenway, Toby. Gaia’s Guide: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture. 2/ e. Chelsea Green Publishing. 2009.
    Moncrieff, Helena. The Fruitful City: The Enduring Power of the Urban Food Forest. ECWPress. Toronto, Canada. 2018.
    Silver, Akiva & Samuel Thayer. Trees of Power: Ten Essential Arboreal Allies. Chelsea Green Publishing. 2019.
    Faulkner, Edward H. Plowman’s Folly. University of Oklahoma Press. 1943. (Kindle edition available.)
    Goodall, Chris Ten Technologies to Save the Planet, Greystone Books, 2010
    Finger Lakes Biochar
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