Regenerative Ag & Agroecology

California’s Grand Plan to Fight Climate Change on the Farm – Ariana Reguzzoni at Civil Eats

RR is thrilled to find longtime friend of Petaluma Bounty, local sustainable ag systems advocate, and co-owner of Chica Bloom flower farm, Ariana Reguzzoni, writing the pages of the Press Democrat, the Argus-Courier and elsewhere of late. In this Civil Eats piece she touches upon the ways California is seeking to both secure a sustainable…

Seven reasons why the World Bank’s plan for agriculture will not help small farmers

A recent critique of the World Bank’s recent plan for agriculture in the near term, co-authored by Caiti Hachmeyer of Sebastopol’s Red H Farm. Seven reasons why the World Bank’s plan for agriculture will not help small farmers Food First | 11.20.2015 Download this Backgrounder By Eric Holt-Giménez, Justine Williams, Caitlin Hachmyer After ignoring small…

CDFA Needs Your Comments on the Agronomic Rates of Compost Application for its Healthy Soils Initiative

Ami Gunasekara, PhD, liaison to the Environmental Farming Act Science Advisory Panel of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has put out a call for public comments on an important program of California’s Healthy Soils Initiative. Writes Gunasekara, “Per direction of the Environmental Farming Act Science Advisory Panel, CDFA is making the draft document…

U.S. Should Join French and Civil Society in Initiative to Solve Global Warming with Regenerative Farming Plan – OCA

via the Organic Consumers Association: December 10, 2015 Organic Consumers Association by Katherine Paul and Ronnie Cummins France, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the U.K., Germany and Mexico are among the more than two dozen countries that have so far signed on to what one day will likely be recognized as the most significant climate initiative…

Global Agricultural Transition Under Way to Boost Resilience to Climate Change and Reduce Emissions – LPAA Press Release

Press release from the Lima-Paris Action Agenda at COP21 highlights multiple programs supporting soil health & climate change mitigation by growing soil carbon stocks; supporting small farm stakeholders, transitioning to agroecological ag systems, and reducing food waste. – RR Global Agricultural Transition Under Way to Boost Resilience to Climate Change and Reduce Emissions PRESS RELEASE…

Soil Carbon Restoration: Can Biology Do the Job?

This readable and visually appealing paper comes to the Raucous Rooster via Jim Gerritsen of Wood Prairie Farm. Published in August of 2015, writer, organic farmer and Policy Director of the Northeast Organic Farming Association Jack Kittredge writes for a general audience about the extraordinary potential of soil restoration to mitigate the effects of climate…