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Carbon Farm Field Trip

Carbon Farming Field Trip


Thursday, April 30, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Ended $95.00 $6.22
For those who would like to contribute additional funds to support our non-profit Carbon Farming Implementation Fund.
Ended $140.00 $8.69

Event Details



Learn the science and practice of how carbon is currently being captured in California soils, and its potential to restore balance within the carbon cycle in a way that will ameliorate climate change. Gain practical and hands-on knowledge around how your business or institution can support the implementation of Carbon Farming.

Business leaders, citizens, educators and researchers interested in carbon sequestration in California soils and embedding sustainable activities directly into supply chains.

• What is carbon farming?
• How do we finance carbon farming?
• What is insetting?
• How can we use carbon farming to address the California drought crisis?
• How can we build a regenerative economy rooted in land-based practices?
• How do we support the farmers and ranchers that supply food and ecosystem services to our community?

Rebecca Burgess • Jeffrey Creque • Torri Estrada • Calla Rose Ostrander • Loren Poncia • John Wick

Join dozens of business leaders as we learn about viable ways to bolster community resiliency and an alternative to traditional carbon offset programs.

9:00 am - Meet in Petaluma to depart for beautiful West Marin in a tour bus, and hear John Wick’s "Overview of Carbon 101" en route. (Parking is available from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Petaluma Fairgrounds parking lot where the Sonoma County Airporter departs. The tour bus will leave from the north east corner of the parking lot by Java Hut, 100 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma, CA 94952. MAP)

10:15 - 11:45 am - West Marin Compost Tour
Visit the iconic Lafranchi Dairy in Nicasio for a tour of West Marin Compost, the recipient of a USDA Grant to build a functioning composting business that cycles local waste streams into high-quality compost to be applied to Sonoma and Marin rangelands.

11:45 am - 12:15 pm - Tour bus to next location

12:15 - 1:45 pm - Locally-sourced open-air lunch and presentations
Enjoy a farm-to-table lunch while you learn from Dr. Jeffrey Creque, PhD, Director of Rangeland and Agroecosystem Management at the Carbon Cycle Institute and Marin Carbon Project, about the process for creating and implementing Carbon Farm Plans.

Fibershed founder, Rebecca Burgess, will share a business case study focused on textile corporations that are supporting carbon farming to secure their source of Climate Beneficial™ raw wool.

Torri Estrada, policy director for the Carbon Cycle Institute, and Calla Rose Ostrander, Director of Climate Change Initiatives for the Rathmann Family Foundation, will discuss options for scaling Carbon Farming through public and private supports.

1:45 - 3:00 pm - Stemple Creek Ranch Tour
Hear from rancher Loren Poncia, who implements a Carbon Farm Plan on his ranch and raises certified Climate Beneficial™ grass-fed beef.

3:00 - 4:00 pm - Return to Petaluma departure spot

Many thanks to our sponsor for making this event possible:

Nutiva logo


Many thanks to these companies for their generous
in-kind donations:

True Grass Farms logo Revive Kombucha logo

Permaculture Skills Center

Bovine Bakery logo
North Bay Brewery Tours logo Mycopia logo  Petaluma Creamery logo 


Thanks to Sustainable Enterprise Conference
for their promotional support.

 Sustainable Enterprise Conference

Have questions about Carbon Farming Field Trip? Contact Fibershed

When & Where

Meet at Petaluma Fairgrounds parking lot (northeast corner by the Java Hut) to board the bus.
100 Fairgrounds Drive
Petaluma, CA 94952

Thursday, April 30, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

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Fibershed is a non-profit educational and research organization that develops regenerative textile systems that are based on carbon farming, regional manufacturing, and public education. We envision the emergence of an international system of regional textile communities that enliven connection and ownership of ‘soil-to-soil’ textile processes. These diverse textile cultures are designed to build soil carbon stocks on the working landscapes on which they depend, while directly enhancing the strength of regional economies. Both fiber and food systems now face a drastically changing climate, and must utilize the best of time-honored knowledge and available science for their long-term ability to thrive.

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