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“Before the white man came we never had to weed our gardens.” L ocally I ntegrated F ood & E nergy L.I.F.E. 108-year-old Chaska woman native American,

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1 “Before the white man came we never had to weed our gardens.” L ocally I ntegrated F ood & E nergy L.I.F.E. 108-year-old Chaska woman native American, California PARADIGM SHIFT David Yarrow CLICK to begin

2 How do we put fertility in our soils? … to grow food to feed our communities? How do we keep fertility in our soils? … long term, sustainable fertility? How do we put Carbon in our soils? … out of Earth’s atmosphere? … all 90 elements in a balanced blend? … not another annual addiction? … when the price of oil is over $100 a barrel? Carbon Strategy for Survival in a climate of change Soil Minerals PARADIGM SHIFT CLICK to continue … to reverse global warming?

3 Carbon Negative In the Amazon, replacing slash & burn with slash & char can end rainforest destruction to create sustainable, permanent agriculture Can this work in our “temperate” zone? our question is: sucking CO2 Into sugar to transform into Carbon to boost soil fertility photosynthesis regenerate Soil Food webs and grow more pyrolysis inoculation out of Earth’s atmosphere Carbohydrates plant biomass Biochar sequestered carbon CLICK to continue

4 FoodHealth Carbon Negative Soil Mineral Nutrition 3-day training Feb. 5–7, 2009 Barre, MA 100+ growers Dan Kittredge Dr. Arden Andersen beyond organic Soil The Real Food Campaign Nutrient Dense North Brookfield, MA CLICK to continue

5 Income multiplier effect Each $ in farm income (sales) supportive creates primary wealth Community L feeding families is a #1 daily priority & ritual cascades as $7 in further local sales Agriculture 1:7 everyday everyone must eat food is the largest slice of the economic pie food is totally consumable, day-by-day no community in the Northeast has a food system policy or plan building sustainable community economies L ocally I ntegrated F ood & E nergy IFE all wealth comes from the Earth extraction of natural resources Agriculture Forestry Mining 70% 15% 10% and conversion into commodities or council or office or manager linear circular almost $85 out of $100 CLICK to continue LIFE

6 If we produce & market food labeled “nutrient dense” and “carbon negative” will people buy it? Confronting Our Climate Change Challenge are you ready? for the next PARADIGM SHIFT?


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