As students, educators, and stewards of the land, we are well aware of the fact that our planet is transforming. The global food system is particularly vulnerable to the weather extremes brought on by climate change. High-speed winds, heavy rainfall, and excessive flooding have the power to destroy crops, kill livestock, and erode farmland. Most recently, Hurricane Florence cost farmers over a billion dollars in losses and left North Carolina in a state of environmental disaster. But the relationship between society and nature is a two-way street. Our local food producers have the power to protect their resources and mitigate climate change, and it all begins in our soil.
The world’s soils are capable of storing excess carbon from the atmosphere, all we need to do is set the stage. Regenerative farming is an approach to food cultivation that prioritizes soil health, biodiversity and resource conservation so that we can support ecosystem services while sustaining the productivity of the land. It builds resilience into the food system by strengthening the source of our nourishment, soil.
Hawaiʻi Center for Food Safety’s latest short film series, "Regenerating Paradise," along with short films by Happen Films, Kiss The Ground, and Soil Health Institute, explains how taking care of our soil takes care of us! Join us on November 28th at 4 pm at UH Manoa in the Campus Center Ballroom for a fresh look at Earth’s most underrated resource, soil. We’ll be screening films that will help gain insight on the regenerative farming movement in Hawaiʻi, healthy soil practices, and carbon sequestration.
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Please RSVP via Eventbrite >> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-the-ground-up-film-festival-tickets-51273343952
UH Manoa Campus Center Ballroom
2465 Campus Rd
Honolulu, HI 96822
Wednesday, 28 November, 2018
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