[Santa Cruz, CA Permaculture] THIS WEEK: Regenerating California's Soil Carbon Sponge 2018 Tour ​with Australian climate and soil scientist Walter Jehne

Susan Cousineau susan.cousineau at gmail.com
Mon Apr 9 06:03:15 PDT 2018

The Great North American
"Can we Rehydrate California?" and Soil Carbon Sponge 2018 Tour
​with Australian climate and soil scientist Walter Jehne.Former CSIRO
microbiologist, climate and soil scientist Walter Jehne, and soil educator
Didi Pershouse from the Soil Carbon Coalition, will be holding workshops
and discussions from Marin down to LA between April 11th and 16th. (See
speaker information below the schedule).

*Their stops in California:*

*April 11: Hollywood, CA* "Rehydrating California"
<https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rehydrating-california-tickets-44388511232> 12-2
pm luncheon and talk with Walter Jehne, sponsored by the Carbon
Underground, TreePeople, and Climate Resolve.  Tickets and info HERE

*April 12:* *Santa Maria, CA*
"Working Lands: Managing Flooding, Drought, and Wildfires"

​Daylong workshop with Walter Jehne and Didi Pershouse
Cachuma Resource Conservation District
San Antonio Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency
920 East Stowell Rd
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Contact Anna Olsen at aolsen at rcdsantabarbara.org
<acoates at rcdsantabarbara.org>805-868-4013
Tickets and info HERE

[not listed on website]
*April 13:* *Camarillo, CA*
"After the Fire, Regenerating California's Soil Sponge"
<https://www.facebook.com/events/1613940218721012/>  Roundtable Discussion
with Walter Jehne and Didi Pershouse. *Listed as a private event, but will
now be open to the public.*
5 to 8 pm
1801 Joliet Place
<https://maps.google.com/?q=1801+Joliet+Place&entry=gmail&source=g>, North
Oxnard United Methodist Church
Oxnard, California
*Please send questions or RSVPs to susan.cousineau at gmail.com
<susan.cousineau at gmail.com> or text to 805-819-9182. Thank you!*

*April 14:* *Camarillo, CA*
"After the Fire, Regenerating California's Soil Sponge"
<https://www.facebook.com/events/198404947591579/>  Daylong workshop with
Walter Jehne and Didi Pershouse.
10 am to 4 pm
1012 W Ventura Blvd
Camarillo, California 93010
Tickets and information HERE

*April 15: Paicines, CA *
"Can We Rehydrate California?"
talk at Paicines Ranch with Walter Jehne and Didi Pershouse.
​6:30-8:30 pm.
Paicines Ranch
13388 Airline Highway
Paicines, CA 95043
RSVP and information HERE.
 Contact: Elaine at PaicinesRanch.com.

*April 16:* (Marin County) Meeting 12:30 to 3 PM with Marin Municipal Water

*April 16: Fairfax, CA (*Marin County)
"Can we Rehydrate California for the long term?"
<https://www.facebook.com/events/978807412299857/> 6:00-8:30 PM with Walter
Jehne, Didi Pershouse, and Peter Donovan
Fairfax Women's Club
46 Park Road, Fairfax, CA, $10 donation
(please note time has been corrected.)  Contact Diana Donlon
<ddonlon415 at gmail.com>

*More on the speakers:*

*Walter Jehne* is an internationally recognized climate scientist, soil
microbiologist and innovation strategist. He has field and research
experience in forests, grasslands, agriculture and soils at national
(CSIRO) and international (UN) levels.  Walter’s scientific work has
focused on soil biology, plant root ecology, mycorrhizal fungi, glomalin,
soil-carbon formation, as well as on biology's enormous influence on
hydrological cycles, weather patterns, regional and global cooling, air
quality, and cloud formation and precipitation. He has a remarkable ability
to explain complex systems in easy to understand ways.

Walter has worked more broadly beyond science, at Federal Government level,
leading transformation in industry and policy. This diversity of experience
has given Walter a unique and exceptional capacity to devise
multi-stakeholder win-win strategies – turning challenges into
opportunities. This year he was part of an invitation-only UN-FAO
conference in Paris looking at bringing soil into the next IPCC report.

For more on Walter Jehne's work, see www.globalcoolingearth.org. Also
search past videos of his workshop sessions and talks on YouTube using
"Walter Jehne soil sponge".

*Didi Pershouse* is the author of *The Ecology of Care: medicine,
agriculture, money, and the quiet power of human and microbial communities
well as *Understanding Soil Health and Watershed Function
<http://soilcarboncoalition.org/learn>*. As the founder of the Center for
Sustainable Medicine, she developed a practice and theoretical framework
for systems-based ecological medicine—restoring health to people as well as
the environmental and social systems around them.

After 22 years of clinical work with patients, Pershouse now travels
widely. Her workshops and talks engage farmers, schools, and watershed
groups across the US in opportunities to improve soil health, public
health, and climate resiliency through changes in land management. She is
board chair of the non-profit Soil Carbon Coalition. You can learn more
about her work at www.didipershouse.com, andhttp://soilcarboncoalition.

Their full list of California events can be found here

*Hope to see you there!*

“Education, if it means anything, should not take people away from land,
but instill in them even more respect for it, because educated people are
in a position to understand what is being lost. The future of the planet
concerns all of us, and we should do what we can to protect it. As I told
the foresters, and the women, you don't need a diploma to plant a tree."
----- Wangari Muta Maathai – *Unbowed*, pp. 137–138.

*The land we live and work upon is the traditional territory of the First
Peoples of the Americas, and we are here because this land was occupied. *

*In recognizing that this space occupies colonized territories, and to show
respect for the rights of Indigenous people, it is our collective
responsibility to critically interrogate our colonial histories and their
present-day implications, and to honor, protect, and sustain this land that
we now the United States and Canada.*
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