Community Partners' engAGE program, in keeping with its mission to support seniors and caregivers in Two Harbors, will host David Abazs, executive director for the UMN Extension Northeast Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships (RSDP), at the next climate-themed event Oct. 29.
The topic will be the connection between soil and food, and climate change. How is the way we have treated our soil exacerbated climate change? How has our food supply been affected, and how will it be affected in the future? What kinds of foods are good for the planet, and what foods are no-nos? What is happening in the agricultural sector to improve our soil both for food and for solving climate change?
Abazs’ presentation will include research on soil amendments for carbon sequestration, research on agri-phenology as an alternative to calendar-based indicators for farmers, and concrete steps regular citizens can take in their gardens and in their kitchens.
This presentation will take place from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the Two Harbors Community Center. All ages welcome; the event is free.