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Grazing for Change - New England

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Stonewall Farm

242 Chesterfield Road

Keene, NH 03431

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Grazing for Change - New England

ONLINE SALES HAVE ENDED BUT TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR THE FRIDAY AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS, EVENING LECTURE AND SATURDAY MORNING PASTURE WALK AT THE DOOR!

Stonewall Farm is celebrating their new role as HUB in the Savory Institute’s Global Network on Friday September 21st. Join us for a day of networking, innovation and learning with Allan Savory, Founder of the Savory Institute.

Stonewall Farm is convening leaders from the business, agricultural and food system sectors to discuss the benefits of regenerative agriculture, opportunities for expanding regenerative markets in New England and incentives for farmers who are regenerating the health of the soil through their farming practices. The day will end with a lecture at Stonewall Farm by Allan Savory at 7:00 PM.

Special thanks to Abbey and Spencer Smith, leaders of our sister HUB, the Jefferson Center located in Northern California. The Jefferson Center hosts the Western Rgeional Grazing for Change Conference (grazingforchange.com).

Morning Pasture Walk - limited to 50 people

9:00 to 10:30 Registration and Refreshments

9:30 to 10:30 Pasture Walk with Allan Savory on Stonewall Farm's pastures.

Workshop Sessions Begin at 10:30

10:30 Stonewall Farm Savory Global Network HUB: Learn how Stonewall Farm, as part of the Savory Global Network will be helping to support the adoption of regenerative agriculture.

11:00 Regenerative Grazing 101 Presenter Chris Kerston, Savory Institute: Heroes NOT villains - How managing livestock holistically cultivates healthy land, soil, water and food.

12:00 Catered Lunch Provided

1:00 to 1:45 Grazing Down the Carbon in New England: A Review of the Science and Legislative Initiatives” presented by Seth Itzkan and Karl Thideman of Soil4Climate

2:00 Panel Discussion: How Do We Support the Widespread Implementation of Regenerative Agriculture; Market Opportunities and Incentives for Farmers. Faciliated by Seth and Karl Thidemann of Soil4Climate. will Panelist include:

  • Britt Lundgreen, Stonyfield Organics; Learn about the benefits of using Farm OS, a free web-based application for farm management, planning, and record keeping as well as Stonyfield's plan to develop incentives for farmers. Joining Britt is Dr. Dorn Cox, researcher at Wolf Neck Farm for Agriculture and the Environment and founder of Farm OS.

  • Rebecca Hamilton, W.S Badger Co. Rebecca will share Badger' s work with Terra Genesis International to source ingredients for their products from regenerative growers.

  • Chris Kerston, Savory Institute, Chris will discuss the Savory Institute's Land to Market program, the world's first verified regenerative sourcing solution.

  • Sara Newmark, VP of Social Impact for Megafoods Sara will talk about the Soil Carbon Initiative, a soil health standard Green America/Carbon Underground is spearheading, along with MegaFood and others like Ben & Jerry's, Annies, Dannone. Its a complementary standard to the Savory Land to Market. I'd also love to talk about how companies like mine are incorporating these standards and regenerative practices into their supply chains and using new technologies like Blockchain to do it.

  • Ridge Shinn, Big Picture Beef; Ridge will share how they are providing local, delicious, healthy beef, that rejuvenates farmland, returns a fair price to farmers and their plans to expand the market opportunity for their Northeast partner farms.

  • Seth Itzkan and Karl Thidemann, Soil4Climate; The Vermont based non-profit leaders will discuss the science of soil carbon drawdown as a climate solution, as well as market and legislative initiatives throughout the Northeast designed to accelerate the transition to a regenerative economy.

  • Closing remarks by author Judith Schwartz, Cows Save the Planet and Water in Plain Sight.

4:00 Workshops Adjourn

7:00 Allan Savory Lecture: NOTE LOCATION MOVED TO STONEWALL FARM

SECOND DAY ADDED! Saturday, September 22

10:00 to 11:30 Pasture Walk with Allan Savory at Stonewall Farm

1:00 Live Facebook interview with Soil4Climate leaders and Allan Savory - Free Visit Soil4Climate facebook page for live interview.

Allan Savory is co-founder of the Savory Institute and was born in Rhodesia, southern Africa. He pursued an early career as a research biologist and Game Ranger in the British Colonial Service of what was then Northern Rhodesia (today Zambia), and later as a farmer, game rancher, politician and international consultant, based in Southern Rhodesia (today Zimbabwe). In the 1960s, while working on the interrelated problems of increasing poverty and disappearing wildlife, he made a significant breakthrough in understanding what was causing the degradation and desertification of the world’s grassland ecosystems. He went on to work, as a resource management consultant, with numerous managers, eventually on four continents, to develop sustainable solutions. His early results in reversing land degradation in a manner that made, rather than cost, money were impressive. But, as he often states, his failures were equally impressive! Finally, in the mid 1980’s the last of some key missing pieces fell into place. Since then thousands of land, livestock and wildlife managers have been able to demonstrate consistent results following the methodology he called “holistic management.” Savory served as a Member of Parliament in the latter days of Zimbabwe’s civil war and leader of the opposition to the ruling party headed by Ian Smith. Exiled in 1979, as a result of his opposition, he emigrated to the United States where he co-founded the non-profit organization Holistic Management International with his wife, Jody Butterfield. In 1992 they formed a second non-profit (social welfare) organization near Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, the Africa Centre for Holistic Management, donating a ranch that would serve as a learning site for people all over Africa. Savory and the five local Chiefs are permanent Trustees of the Africa Centre. Savory and his wife divide their time between Zimbabwe and New Mexico. In 2003, Savory was awarded the Banksia International Award for the person or organization doing the most for the environment on a global scale. His current work in Africa is receiving much praise and recognition and the Africa Centre for Holistic Management was announced the winner of the 2010 Buckminster Fuller Award for the organization working to solve the world’s most pressing problems and conservationist from Rhodesia, in Africa.

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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The pasture walk and workshops are held at Stonewall Farm during the day at 242 Chesterfield Road, Keene, NH 03431. The evening lecture with Allan Savory has been moved to Stonewall Farm. For those staying overnight, the Best Western, Chesterfield Inn, Marriot, and Super 8 motel are all close to Stonewall Farm and good options for overnight lodging.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Julie Davenson at jdavenson@stonewallfarm.org or call (603) 357 -7278. Email is the best option!

What's the refund policy?

We are sorry but there are no refunds for ticket purchases.

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