Healing Earth talk set for July 29

Healing Earth talk set for July 29

On July 29 at the Scripps Ranch Community Center, 11885 Cypress Canyon Road, there will be a talk on Healing the Earth and ourselves in the process, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Following is an abstract of the talk and information about the speaker:

Climate change is an existential threat facing humanity. What most people aren’t aware of is that our food system is a more imminent threat: health, water scarcity, air and water pollution, carbon emissions, pollinator loss, soil depletion, biodiversity loss. The good news is that regenerative agriculture (RA) is an economic and scalable solution that can be practiced today by farmers around the world. Come learn about the principles of RA and the science and biology behind why they work and how they can help to quickly restore planetary health.

Regenerative Agriculture: good for the planet, the farmer, our health and the economy.

About the speaker:

Dr. Nicola Peill-Moelter resides in San Diego and is a lifelong environmentalist who received her Ph.D. in environmental engineering Science from Caltech in 1997, before it was cool! She’s spent the last 15 years building and leading corporate sustainability programs in the high-tech world at Akamai Technologies and VMware. In 2018, she stumbled upon regenerative agriculture when she read the book “Dirt to Soil” by farmer Gabe Brown. Nicola became obsessed with regenerative agricultural, recognizing that it was a cost-effective and scalable solution to many environmental and social problems. Over the past five years, Nicola has been diving deep into the science and practices of RA and is putting the principles into practice at her family’s farm in Virginia. She’s so passionate about this topic that Nicola is retiring from her current position at VMware to pursue a career in RA and loves to share her learnings and collaborate with others.

Garden share scheduled

Garden Share: Saturday, Aug. 19, 11-1 p.m., Scripps Miramar Ranch library.

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