A Growing Problem: soil

Baby Roots Farm, a regenerative agriculture farm in Camarillo, California. The farm was founded by Mike Roberts, who now takes on a managerial role and trains other farmers, his goal is to grow farmers and teach them about regenerative agriculutre practices so they one day will start farms of their own with these practices. The main farmer is Erin Berger. She has been at the farm for a year when she moved down from Washington state.

Synopsis:
If we are going to save our warming home planet, agriculture must be part of the solution. Currently 25% of annual greenhouse gas emissions are generated through agriculture, that’s when you consider the combined acts of land preparation, food production and distribution. What if agriculture could be part of the solution to solve climate change instead of a source of the problem? Regenerative Organic Agriculture holds the promise to reform the institution of growing food and fiber by sequestering carbon instead of emitting it. How does soil sequester carbon? It’s complicated, but it has to do with the fact that soil is alive. Featuring author Michael Pollan, soil scientists Rattan Lal, Kate Scow and Jessica Chiartas, Eduardo Mansur and Ronald Vargas from the United Nations, Patagonia’s Yvon Chouinard and Rose Marcario, farmer Mike Roberts and others.

Not a part of the 2020 Virtual festival, will be scheduled for future IWFF Presents 2020 monthly screenings at The Roxy Theater.

  • Director: Carissa Ridgeway

  • Duration: 20min

  • Category: 2020 Selection

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