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Soil and Your Inner Power

Nikki Silvestri

What can we learn from soil? How can we become more fertile and rich?

By understanding relationship dynamics and changing the way we interact with others and the earth, we can become more fulfilled, connected, and better equipped to change ourselves and the world. Nikki will explore the complexities that exist in different approaches to farming, so we can find common ground and build from there. Farmers have an important connection to our ecosystems, and the power of that connection can’t be taken away. We must lean in to it.

Nikki Silvestri is founder and CEO of Soil and Shadow, a project development firm working to create systems change while improving relationships between communities. As co-founder of Live Real and former executive director of People's Grocery and Green for All, Nikki has built and strengthened social equity for underrepresented populations in food systems, social services, public health, climate solutions, and economic development. Her Healthy Soils, Healthy Communities paper describes a vision to integrate healthy soils into a new model for community investment and development. She’s involved with The #NoRegrets Initiative, a relationship-centered approach to land and asset management.

Sponsored By: 
Covilli Brand Organics

Track and Session Info

Session: 
Keynote | 10:30 am

Date and Location

Location: 
Merrill Hall
Day: 
Saturday
Presenter(s): 

Nikki Silvestri

Title: 
Nikki Silvestri
Presenter Affiliation: 
Founder and CEO, Soil and Shadow, LLC
Bio: 
Nikki Silvestri is the Founder and CEO of Soil and Shadow, LLC (formerly Silvestri Strategies). As the Co-Founder of Live Real and former Executive Director of People's Grocery and Green for All, Nikki has built and strengthened social equity for underrepresented populations in food systems, social services, public health, climate solutions, and economic development. A nationally recognized thought leader, her many honors include being named one of The Root's 100 Most Influential African Americans.

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