Real Organic Virtual Symposium
Sunday | January 24, 2021 | 12:00 pm — 3:00 pm
A virtual series of talks and panels with more than 50 prominent organic farmers, scientists, and climate activists
Session 1: What is the Real Organic Project?
January 3, 3-5pm EST,12-3 pm PST
It’s not an ordinary certifying organization. Tractor rallies, protests, grassroots gatherings, and passionate voices are the heart of the Real Organic Project. It represents the farmers who want to provide food the right way. No cutting corners. It’s a group of people who care about agricultural systems and are fighting to reclaim the word “Organic” — a word that was stolen by lobbyists and big agricultural corporations. It’s a movement to provide the transparency that we need.
This is our story.
Session 2: What is Soil Health?
January 10, 3-5pm EST. 12-3 pm PST
Sessions 3: Farming and Climate
January 17, 3-5pm EST,12-3 pm PST
Humans have been farming for over 10,000 years, but some studies say that we only have 60 years of farmable soil left on the planet. The topsoil is being killed on a large scale by the forces of deforestation and chemical-laden agriculture. As the amount of living soil decreases on Earth, so does the potential for carbon sequestration via photosynthesis. The fate of life and soils are intimately intertwined. Thankfully, there is a straightforward way to both reverse the effects of climate change and restore our soils. The answer? Decreased carbon emissions paired with real organic farming. Yep, even the real organic beef and dairy farms are good for the climate.
Session 4: Health and Nutrition
January 24, 3-5pm EST, 12-3 pm PST
Session 5: What Can We Do?
January 31, 3-5pm EST,12-3 pm PST