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Restoring Soil to Fight Climate Change
March 18 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 pmFree
Please join Sustainable Westport and Earthplace on March 18 at 7 pm for a Zoom webinar to discuss the documentary film ‘Kiss the Ground’ with three expert panelists from the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut (CTNOFA).
Kiss the Ground is a full-length documentary narrated by Woody Harrelson that sheds light on a “new, old approach” to farming called “regenerative agriculture” that has the potential to balance our climate, replenish our vast water supplies, and feed the world.
The Kiss The Ground Movie on Netflix has awakened millions of people around the world to the possibilities of regenerative agriculture – and now it’s time to act.
Scientist are warning that lowering emissions isn’t enough; we also need to drawdown atmospheric carbon and store it. Guess what? Nature already does that in natural sinks – including soil – as part of the carbon cycle. Want to sink more carbon into your soil, improve soil health and restore plant and ecosystem biodiversity?
Watch the documentary film ‘Kiss the Ground’ at home on Netflix. Take notes and jot down questions to ask our panelists to during the Q&A session. During the webinar you may type your questions into the chat for consideration!
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Register by clicking here and completing the registration form and paying our suggested donation of $10 per person. Proceeds go to our 2021 Annual Fund to support our operations. We are a nonprofit partner of Earthplace, a registered 501c3, on a mission to transform Westport into a sustainable community. We appreciate your generous support.
After registering and paying, you will receive a confirmation email, and a second email with a Zoom link for the webinar. We’ll send you an email reminder or two with the Zoom link so you don’t miss this special event!
Our CT NOFA Panelists:
Dina has been a full-time farmer for 15 years, after teaching, first in the Philippines as a Peace Corps volunteer and then in the Bronx as a high school English teacher. She founded The Hickories as a one-acre vegetable garden and has overseen the development of new products and new acreage as the farm business has grown to a 45 acre certified organic fruit, vegetable, cut flower, and livestock business. Committed to connecting people with working land, Dina chose to return to her family’s farm in Ridgefield and start the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program, one that still exists as the backbone of the farm’s business plan. Dina believes we have a responsibility to increase the economic vitality of our regional agrarian economy, improve the long-range ecological stewardship of our land and water, and enliven our cultural commitment to farming.
Organic Land Care Coordinator and Soil Health Technician
She has founded and run for and non-profit entities, including Green Village Initiative (GVI) and Wiggle Room LLC. Monique teaches ‘How to Grow Your Own Food’ classes and speaks on healthy soil and community gardening, sharing her knowledge of regenerative agriculture practices, microscopy, and community building. She also writes feature articles on regenerative farming.
Throughout her career, Monique has utilized her skills in videography, photography and video editing to teach and inspire. Earlier in her career, Monique worked as a video editor for several large studios, including CBC Canada, Centro Digital Pictures in Hong Kong, and Gastown Productions in Vancouver.
EcoType Project Coordinator
Sefra Alexandra, the Seed Huntress, is an endurance race ethnobotanist on a hunt to preserve the biodiversity of our wild and cultivated lands through seed conservation. She is a Genebank Impacts Fellow for the Crop Trust which oversees our global seed banking network, has fortified community seed banks on island nations after national disasters , and championed the revival of the almost lost Southport Globe Onion heirloom in her Connecticut hometown.
Sefra holds her M.A.T. in agroecological education from Cornell University, is a certified wilderness skill & permacultural design instructor as well as a WINGS WorldQuest expedition flag carrier & member of the Explorers Club. She believes seed sovereignty is one of our greatest tools of regenerative resilience – save seeds | seeds save.