First International Conference on Rock Dust and of Soil Health in Mexico
The Mexican organization COAS - Consejeros en Agricultura Sostenible y Permacultura (Council on Sustainable Agriculture and Permaculture) and CUCI (Centro Universitario de la Cienega (University Center of la Cienaga) will be celebrating the First International Conference on Rock Dust and Soil Health from November 30 through December 2, 2009.
Tel (33) 3620-1946 10 PM 2 PM
PLACE: Auditorium Dr. Jesus Mario Rivas Souza University Center Cienega University of Guadalajara in Ocotlan, Jalisco, Mexico
DATE: November 30 to December 2, 2009
COST: General admission $ 1,800 pesos
$ 1,000 pesos students and teachers with valid proof
PRE-REGISTRATION $ 1,500 pesos. Deadline November 23, 2009
Don Weaver's Letter to President Obama
Don Weaver of RTE has written a letter to President Obama, highlighting several ecological issues and explaining the importance of soil remineralization.
"This letter is intended to share lesser-known ideas and insights which may be of great value to the Obama administration and the citizens of America and the world. Offered are some foundational solutions to malnutrition, soil degradation, deforestation, climate change, and other interconnected problems of failing ecosystems and failing economies. If you, too, wish to help create a healthy future for humanity and the Earth, then this letter is written for you. Feel free to share it widely."
Read more here .
Moira and Cameron Thomson of the Seer Centre on YouTube
RTE just found these wonderful YouTube videos and we would like to share them with you! Originally filmed by BBC Television, the Seer Centre in Scotland has received enormous media coverage through the years in newspapers and on the radio and television in the UK. Their center attracts many visitors every year and has been supported by the actor Sean Connery. They now have a product in the UK distributed by Angus Horticulture Ltd.
Chef Dan Barber and the Culinary Art of Real FoodThe March-April issue of Organic Connections magazine has a great article on Chef Dan Barber, an outstanding proponent of the Real Food movement. He is co-owner and renowned chef of the famed Blue Hill Restaurant in Manhattan as well as Blue Hill Stone Farms in Pocantico Hills, NY. His culinary acumen is legendary. He has found that crops dense with nutrients have the best flavor. Barber and his growers are all firm believers in remineralization of the soil - that is, the restoration of the broad spectrum of nutrients to soil to that it provides proper nutrition to crops.
Brasilia Conference on Remineralization
From September 21-24, 2009, the Brazilian Conference of Rochagem will be taking place in Brasília. With the help of various Brazilian Institutions, the congress will cover topics on the most recent cutting edge research, as well as regulation and mineral production for soil remineralization to form a coherent policy making strategy. The conference will be attended by Carlos Cristan and Alberto Machado, our international coordinator in Brazil as well as many agrogeologists from Canada and South America. The conference is being sponsored by Petrobras and other companies and government agencies and it is organized by researchers from the University of Brazil.
More information in Portuguese can be found here.
Update: For photos of the conference, click below.
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