Regenerative Agriculture and Land Use Workshop

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Date(s): 12/03/2015
Time: 9:00 am EST - 5:30 pm EST

Regenerative Agriculture and Land Use Workshop
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Purpose: This workshop is an opportunity for participants to share skills and expertise in regenerative organic agriculture and land use, soil carbon sequestration, and climate change mitigation through regenerative agriculture. The workshop will provide participants with an overview of the science, philosophies, and concepts behind regenerative agriculture to help frame the rest of our time in Paris and build the regeneration movement beyond Paris.

Participating Organizations: Regeneration International, Project Drawdown, Kiss the Ground

Registration: Registration is closed.

Agenda

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Time
Agenda Item
Speakers/Facilitators
9.00 – 9.05
Welcome
Ronnie Cummins (Regeneration International)
9.05 – 10.00
Setting the Scene and Introductions/Mapping the Movement
Amanda Ravenhill (Project Drawdown)
10.00 – 10.30
Context of Paris: Feedback from December 2ndThematic Day on Farming at COP21, 4p1000 synopsis
Facilitator: Lauren Tucker (Kiss the Ground)
Speakers:
Andre Leu (IFOAM – Organics International)
Hans Herren (Millennium Institute)
Theme: Inspiring solutions from the December 2nd Thematic Day on Farming at COP21 in the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs)
10.30 – 10.45
Break
10.45 – 11.45
Stories of Regeneration – 3-4 speakers, 10-15 min speed talks
Facilitator: Lauren Tucker (Kiss the Ground)
Speakers/themes:
Precious Phiri (EarthWisdom Consulting Co., Zimbabwe): Restoration of African rivers through livestock management
Tom Goreau (Global Coral Reef Alliance, USA): Restoring water cycles or marine ecosystem restoration
Chris Kerston (Savory Institute, USA): Reversing desertification through livestock management

Calla Rose Ostrander (Kiss the Ground): The Marin Carbon Project

11.45 – 12.00
A Celebration of Where We Are: The Philosophy of Regeneration and State of the Movement
Facilitator: Lauren Tucker (Kiss the Ground)
Speakers:
Ronnie Cummins (Regeneration International)
12.00 – 12.30
Introduction to Unconference: Strategy and Tactics for Spreading the Regeneration Movement Worldwide
Facilitators: Amanda Ravenhill (Project Drawdown) and Kevin Bayuk (Project Drawdown)
Theme(s): Let’s grow, how do we grow? How do we grow beyond Paris, where do we go from here? How can we help each other get this message beyond the current community?
12.30 – 14.00
Lunch Session
Unconference Discussions

12:30-13:15
13:15- 14:00

14.00 – 15.00
Unconference Report Back: Strategy and Tactics for Spreading the Regeneration Movement Worldwide
Facilitators: Amanda Ravenhill (Project Drawdown) and Kevin Bayuk (Project Drawdown)
Theme(s):Let’s grow, how do we grow? How do we grow beyond Paris, where do we go from here? How can we help each other get this message beyond the current community?
15.00 – 15.30
The Soil Story
Facilitators: Amanda Ravenhill (Project Drawdown) and Kevin Bayuk (Project Drawdown)
Speakers:
Lauren Tucker (Kiss the Ground)
Calla Rose Ostrander (Kiss the Ground)
15.30 – 16.00
Break
16.00 – 17.30
The Science Behind Land-use and Carbon Sequestration
Facilitators: Amanda Ravenhill (Project Drawdown) and Kevin Bayuk (Project Drawdown)
Speakers/Themes:
Dr. Jay Hasty (All Power Labs): Nitrogen and Carbon Cycles
Eric Toensmeier (Project Drawdown): Carbon Farming
Pedro Diniz and Dayana Andrade (Fazenda da Toca): Agroforestry
17.3
Conclusions
Facilitators: Amanda Ravenhill (Project Drawdown) and Kevin Bayuk
Dyad: One thing that gets you excited about this movement