Monday, September 1, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Practical Options for Food Production Resilience in an Increasingly Variable Climate
Spend Labor Day, Monday, September 1, at the Newton Community Farm, 303 Nahanton Street in Newton, with Dr. Christine Jones, Australian soil carbon scientist, as she speaks about Practical Options for Food Production Resilience in an Increasingly Variable Climate. The program will run from 10 – 4, and the cost is $55 for NOFA members, $64 for non-members. There will be a potluck lunch, so bring your favorite dish to pass, a drink mug, and a table setting. Read about the speaker at http://www.amazingcarbon.com. Topics include building soil carbon to improve production and farm viability, plant and livestock health and disease resistance, human nutrition, and climatic resilience on your farm or garden plot.
Dr. Christine Jones is an internationally-acclaimed agricultural consultant with a specific message regarding sequestration of carbon and humus development through appropriate agricultural practices. According to Dr. Jones, photosynthesis operating at full capacity is the critical element in soil humification. Among the many benefits of high-humus soils are an abundance of soil micro-organisms which manage and make available to the plants a broad range of minerals; more effective water management; and more vibrant plant health through improved plant immunity. Dr. Jones’ work focuses on how to maximize photosynthesis through biological processes. Her message is appropriate for anyone who raises food, for those who focus on conserving our natural resources, and for climate activists.
For more information, please contact NOFA/Mass Education Events Coordinator Jamie Lombardo at firstname.lastname@example.org or (860) 966-6368.