Getting Down and Dirty - Bringing Life Back Onto the Land
“The rules developed for decision making in conventional systems often don’t apply to regenerative agriculture,” Jonathan Lundgren
The loss of biodiversity is cause for concern in the future of agriculture and our food systems. This special pre-conference field day will give attendees the opportunity to delve into the vital importance of biodiversity both above and below ground with some of the most dynamic speakers on the topic. Discover the function of deeply twisted roots, restoring water cycles, beneficial insects, and the importance of complexity in increasing resiliency in farms and rangelands. Deepen your understanding of how soil health relates to the whole. Join us for a day out in the field with expert scientists, long time ranchers, and the team from Swanton Pacific Ranch.
Tuesday, January 21
8:30am - 5:00pm
Swanton Pacific Ranch
Cost: $100 per person (includes a delicious locally sourced organic lunch)
Swanton Pacific Ranch is located outside of Davenport, CA about 1.5 hours drive from Asilomar. Lodging is not available at Swanton Ranch, however, Tuesday night conference lodging is available at Asilomar Conference Grounds, Deer Haven, and Pacific Gardens in Pacific Grove.