Farming to Fight Climate Change

Nate Kleinman presents this full day workshop addressing climate change on the farm and in the garden, through the fostering of native and resilient plants, grassroots plant breeding, citizen research, and seed saving. Kleinman founded the Experimental Farm Network to promote a variety of exciting plant exploration projects. He teaches agro-ecology techniques, how to utilize germ-plasm resources and how to access free seeds and find rare plants. His work champions what he calls “a citizen-science model for developing staple crops.” With the Experimental Farm Network, he is evolving techniques for variety development and putting them into the hands of laypeople.