Kiss the Ground Resources
On February 16th, 2021 Bedford 2030 and the Bedford Playhouse co-hosted an event to share the inspiring documentary Kiss the Ground and launch Bedford 2030’s new Carbon Capture Initiative. The event featured a panel of experts in regenerative agriculture, soil science, and community carbon capture.
We were pleased to welcome:
- Kris Covey: Scientist & Professor of Environmental Studies and Sciences at Skidmore College.
- Tim Joseph: Founder of Maple Hill Creamery, the preeminent organic grass-fed dairy brand in the US.
- Dan Matsch: Manager at Eco-Cycle, one of the oldest nonprofit recyclers and zero-waste organizations in the US, based in Boulder, CO.
- Moderator – Karen Simons: Bedford 2030 Board Member and Principal of Hudson Varick Resources, Ltd.
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Healthy Soil Action Items
Some projects through Bedford 2030 will have to wait until the ground thaws, but there are a few things you can do today to take part in supporting healthy soil today:
- Buy Local and Soil-Friendly Food!
- Make at least one purchase from a local farmer – use our local food map to learn more about who is growing healthy food right in our community
- Start drinking grassfed milk and find where you can purchase Maple Hill Creamery products near you!
- Give grassfed, pastured proteins a try! White Oak Pastures, Walden Local, Blue Nest Beef are amongst the companies leading the soil health revolution
- Find other companies practicing regenerative agriculture that sell products in your grocery store (Climate Collaborative is a great place to start, or check the Cornucopia Institute Scorecards)
- Collect and compost your food scraps
- Learn more about what can be composted here
- Drop your food scraps off at the Bedford Hills Recycling Station Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays 8am-3pm
- Check out and support existing organizations in your community already doing work that benefits healthy soil
Carbon Capture & Regenerative Agriculture Resources
If you are interested in learning more about nature-based carbon capture, here are a few resources for further exploration:
- TEDTalk by Allan Savory: this pioneer of regenerative agriculture and founder of the Savory Institute tells us why cows can be our allies in the climate battle
- Watch Patagonia’s Unbroken Ground as the iconic company dives into the field of revolutionizing agriculture
- Biggest Little Farm – aired at the Playhouse in 2019, this award-winning film is available on Netflix and takes us on the journey of beginning a regenerative farm
- The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food by local chef Dan Barber of Blue Hill at Stone Barns, sharing his vision for creating an ecological food culture
- Cows Save the Planet by Judith D. Schwartz
- Can Dirt Save the Earth? Article from the New York Times
- A Different Kind of Land Management: Let the Cows Stomp Article from the New York Times
- The Sustainable Dish Podcast is a wonderful repository of interviews with soil carbon experts; try this interview with the National Audubon’s Marshall Johnson on his move
Please consider taking 2-3 minutes to fill out a short survey. Bedford 2030 will use the responses to plan and spread the word about future carbon capture events or projects.