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Soil Speaker Series Fall 2020

Lawns into Meadows: Growing a Regenerative Landscape September 1, 2020
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Owen Wormser was born and raised off the grid in rural Maine, surrounded by the presence of the natural world. That connection inspired Owen to pursue a career working with plants and design. He received a landscape architecture degree in 1998 and since then, he has been designing and building landscapes with a focus on sustainability, regeneration, and beauty. Owen’s work is rooted in perspective and expertise drawn from landscape architecture, horticulture, permaculture, organic agriculture and ecology. Based in Western Massachusetts, his company, Abound Design provides design, consulting and installation services.

The Magic & the Mysteries of Climate, Soil, Plants & Trees  How soil and plants help create our amazing climate and how we can help them restore it October 6, 2020
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Kate O’Connor is a long-time homesteader, educator, musician & member of Climate Action Now. Kate has a passionate interest in getting people excited and hopeful about the potential for helping heal climate change by removing damaging atmospheric climate gasses and storing them in plants and healthy soils.

Agricultural Climate Change Mitigation December 1, 2020
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Eric Toensmeier is the Director of the Perennial Agriculture Institute, Senior Fellow with Global Evergreening Alliance, former Senior Fellow with Project Drawdown, author of The Carbon Farming Solution.