- March 20, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Everybody is talking about resilience these days, but what does it really mean? How do you decide where to begin making changes that will sustain your homestead in a changing climate? What are your climate risks? How can you benefit from the opportunities created by climate change? What can you do to prepare for the challenges of changing weather patterns now and in the near future? Take this workshop with Laura Lengnick, Principal, Cultivating Resilience, LLC to learn how to identify critical climate threats to your homestead and learn about “no-regrets” adaptation actions being used by homesteaders in the Southeast and beyond that you can use to improve the climate resilience of your homestead.
Laura Lengnick has actively explored the potential of agriculture and food systems to enhance community sustainability for more than 30 years. Trained as a soil scientist, Laura has worked as a federal researcher and policy-maker, a community activist, an educator, and a farmer to understand what it takes to move sustainability values into action on the farm, in our communities and as a nation. She has produced organic vegetables for direct markets in Virginia and North Carolina and she homesteads 2 acres in Swannanoa using biointensive and permaculture practices. Her book, Resilient Agriculture: Cultivating Food Systems for a Changing Climate, explores climate change, resilience and the future of food through the adaptation stories of 27 award-winning farmers and ranchers located across the U.S.