Join local groups when they come together on Thursday July 21, 7:30 pm , to support both the Soil Not Oil International Campaign and the upcoming Second Annual Soil Not Oil Conference in August. Short films on soils and carbon farming and discussions will take place at Farmer & the Cook Restaurant, 339 W El Roblar Dr in Ojai (Meiners Oak). Admission is free; reservations are not required.
Included in the evening, local filmmaker Camilla Becket will share excerpts from her soon to be released film The Seeds of Vandana; a new film, Kiss the Ground, narrated by Woody Harrelson and Bill Ostrander Rancher San Luis Obispo County.
“The solution to climate change & the solution to poverty are the same”. Vandana Shiva
In 2015 the first Soil Not Oil conference was held in Northern California with the intent of supporting the Soil Not Oil international campaign launched by brilliant Indian scientist, eco-activist and author Vandana Shiva. She is a founding member of both Regenerative International and the Navadany Foundation. They were among the first to connect the dots between climate change and the disastrous soil practices of industrial agriculture.
Restoring global soil quality is one of the best things we can do for climate change. Because our lives are entirely dependent on the health of our soils, the Soil Not Oil Campaign demands the care and regeneration of soils worldwide. Emphasizing extensive restructuring of land management practices, especially agriculture, is key to combating climate change with biologically healthy soils capable of sequestering carbon from the atmosphere, while also restoring water cycles, stopping ocean acidification, re-establishing biodiversity, improving food production, and revitalizing local economies across the planet.
For more information contact 805-962-2571, Event Co-sponsors Becket Films, Farmer & the Cook Restaurant, Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, & the Center for Regenerative Agriculture, East End Eden Permaculture Farm