FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Announcing the First Canadian Summit on Climate Action in Food Systems
Farmers, food companies, consumers, tech and agronomy experts gather in Kelowna, bC to support advancement in regenerative organic agriculture
Agriculture needs to change. We all know that farming and food systems have played a role in climate change — but they can be the solution, too. Reshaping and modernizing food production, financial models, and distribution systems offers the potential for regenerative and organic agriculture to become a powerful positive influence on the natural environment. The goal of Sustainable Grain is to support innovative solutions to this end.
We are pleased to launch the inaugural Canadian Summit on Climate Action in Food Systems, where farmers, food companies, and agronomy experts will gather in Kelowna, BC to support advancement in regenerative organic agriculture.
“With this Summit, we are hosting a professional, intellectual and supportive community of stakeholders to explore the trends in global agriculture that threaten some models of farming and food distribution,” said Brenda Tjaden, conference host and Founder of Sustainable Grain. “Attendees of the Summit will leave energized, with new knowledge on how to immediately improve the food system’s relationship with the natural environment.”
The concept isn’t new. The Summit will showcase innovative farmers from across Canada who are already proving out the results in their fields and in the food they grow. Through agroecology, regenerative organic agriculture is helping farms sequester carbon in soils, restore diversity and profitability, and produce healthier and more flavourful food ingredients.
The network of presenters includes thought leaders from across Canada and global agriculture. Their expertise will support policymakers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and ultimately farmland owners to create and support new sustainable and regenerative food production options.
Brenda Tjaden, Founder + CEO
Media on the Summit
Sustainable farming summit coming to the Okanagan Penticton Western News
Articles/Resources on Regenerative Farming & Climate Action
Plummeting insect numbers threaten collapse of nature (The Guardian)
Soil Solutions to Climate Problems (4 min. film) (Centre for Food Safety / Soil Solution.org)
This new marketplace pays farmers to fight climate change (Fast Company)
Top 5 reasons we need to rebuild soil carbon now (Food Tank)
Could dirt save the earth? (NY Times)
Can Indigo Ags New Carbon Market Pay Off for Farmers? (CivilEats.com)
Regenerative Agriculture Investing (Ag Funder News)
Climate Victory Garden (Stone Pier Press)
Concerned about Climate Change? Plant A Victory Garden (Seattle Times)
Regenerative Farming Fellowship (Stone Barns Center)
Herbicide is what’s for dinner (GetPocket.com)
Is it possible to raise a carbon neutral cow (FastCompany)
Warming Climate Rising Temperatures Falling Yields (Global Ag Investing)
BOOK LIST / RECOMMENDED READING
OUR TOP FIVE:
The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food by Dan Barber
The New Farm by Brent Preston
Nourished Planet by Danielle Neurenberg
Dirt to Soil by Gabe Brown
Farmacology by Daphne Miller