Soil Health and Regenerative Farming
This two-week online program gets you up to speed on soil health and the critical role it plays in addressing climate change through regenerative agriculture.
The course starts Jan 29, 2024. Enrollments close Jan 25, 2024.
Course level: Introductory
About this course
This course will introduce the five principles of soil health with illustrative, innovative examples of how farmers apply these principles and are incentivized and rewarded for their efforts. We will also discuss how soil carbon stocks can be used to engage in carbon markets and carbon offsets.
You will walk away from the course with a deep understanding of soil health principle applications and the complexities of scaling regenerative agriculture practices. You will also build a strong network of peers and leaders in the space.
Hear from course creator Dr. Laney Siegner
Who is this program for?
What climate skills you'll learn
Soil Health Principle #1: Keep the Soil Covered
The Terra.do difference
Meet the course creators
Dr. Laney Siegner
Director, Climate Farm School, Terra.do
Laney recently completed her Ph.D. at the UC Berkeley Energy and Resources Group. She researches sustainable agroecological food systems and climate change education and has completed several summers of sustainable agriculture work. She has published book chapters on teaching climate change in U.S. K-12 classrooms and on conducting participatory agroecology research. When she’s not teaching or learning, she enjoys being outside for a variety of physical activities – farming, worm composting, trail running, bird watching, and swimming in the ocean
Assistant Director, Climate Farm School, Terra.do
Ryan Peterson is dedicated to regenerating ecosystems through food and agriculture. After beginning his career in finance, he decided to change course and study sustainability at UC Berkeley where he was captivated by the potential of food systems transformation. His master’s research focused on how policy can be used to promote agroecology in California. He went on to train as a cook at Chez Panisse before helping to launch the Culinary and Food Systems Program at The Ecology Center, a regenerative farm and ecological education center in San Juan Capistrano, CA. He has worked on farms in Maine, Northern and Southern California, and Hawaii. He spends his time collaborating with farmers.
Pricing and expected commitment
early bird pricing THROUGH Dec 28, 2023
Our fellows say it best...
“What I loved about this course was that while the focus was on farming in terms of producing food, I could apply the principles to my own context (creating native pollinator gardens in Ontario)! Of course, I have bigger dreams of a) spreading pollinator gardens outside of my own backyard, and b) possibly turning a plot of land into a regenerative farm.”
“I loved the Soil Health and Regenerative Farming course. It was short but concentrated, and I've learned a ton! Most importantly, I understood that I can do so much myself using my own hands, knowledge, logic, and senses, by being humble and learning from nature. I discovered that there's so much more to learn and got a clear direction where to start.”
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