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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  • Love this list Lizzy! Here's the website I mentioned at our meeting: https://www.permaculturewomen.com/
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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:

    Groundswell:
    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 fingerlakesbiochar.com blog)
    Future Farmers of America
    Joshua Stone ( Julian's dad at Lantern School, who told me about soilfoodweb.com)

    Internet sources

    soilfoodweb.com
    newyorksoilhealth.org
    fingerlakesbiochar.com
    nofany.org (Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York)
    thaka-institut.org/en/fingerlake

    Books

    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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Tompkins Food Policy Council - intro

Have attended two meetings to date with the Tompkins Food Policy Council's environment team.  Although you may not be able to join in yourselves, there's much that is being discussed that the MOF Regenerative Farming group would be interested in.  Wish I could carry you all in my pocket! There are numerous juicy local ag data points in the draft "Production" document that the Food Council enviro team is reviewing currently.  There's also qualitative data at the end of the Production doc that…

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