Did you know that fiber producers can help to shift agriculture’s climate impact, while at the same time adding to their farm’s differentiation and story? In this workshop, Mari Stuart introduces the toolkit of farming and land management practices known as carbon farming practices, and its relevance for fiber farmers. Carbon farming practices rebuild soil organic matter and improve soil health, and in so doing improve the soil’s capacity to capture and store carbon from the atmosphere. We will go over different regenerative pasture management practices and their applicability in our region, and look at a sample carbon farming plan for a small sheep and goat farm. Towards the end, Mari shares how new and emerging carbon markets could help small-scale fiber farmers to access funding for implementing these systems and get compensated for good ecological stewardship.
There will be ample time for Q&A at the end to get all your questions answered.
This is a free event but a $10 donation is suggested and appreciated. https://localcloth.org/Donate
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