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Posted on: January 4, 2021

[ARCHIVED] RRWA's 6th Biennial Russian River-Friendly Landscaping Event - Two Day Event!

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DAY ONE: 6th Biennial Russian River-Friendly Landscaping Event

Details: Tuesday, February 2 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Come learn how landscape professionals can help to restore community and climate resilience through applying nature’s own strategies during this two-day event discussing the emerging science and practice of long-term rehydration of landscapes and regions.

On Day One, join keynote speaker Didi Pershouse, founder of the Land and Leadership Initiative, and author of Understanding Soil Health and Watershed Function; and The Ecology of Care: Medicine, Agriculture, Money, and the Quiet Power of Human and Microbial Communities for a deep dive participatory workshop on whole-systems thinking about landscape function.

Didi will show how California’s water cycle has been broken, and key intervention points for restoring it--in particular how a healthy landscape should act like a sponge: soaking up rain and storing water to provide a longer green growth season, while providing resilience for land owners and their communities in the face of wildfire, drought, and flood events.

She will demonstrate why a landscape with a healthy ‘soil sponge’ provides widespread social, environmental, and economic benefits including:

  • Water conservation
  • Reduction of wildfire risk
  • Resilience to flood and drought
  • Reduced erosion, dredging, and road repairs
  • Cleaner air
  • Cooler temperatures
  • Prevention of algae blooms and dead zones in streams
  • Improved health and immunity for plants, trees, humans, and other species
  • Increased biodiversity
  • Putting atmospheric carbon to work creating life and living systems

Didi will offer frameworks for decision making, and engage participants in lively discussions during breakout sessions.

DAY TWO: 6th Biennial Russian River-Friendly Landscaping Event

Details: Wednesday, February 3 from 1:00 PM -3:00 PM

On Day Two, Didi Pershouse and renowned Australian microbiologist and climate scientist Walter Jehne will offer examples of successes from around the world in rehydration of landscapes, restoring regional rainfall, and flood, drought, and wildfire prevention.

They will offer practical strategies for managing urban lands, forests, and farmland with limited water resources to provide a water continuum, including how to:

  • Harvest atmospheric water through vegetation, dew ponds, and built structures
  • Wake up microbes in the soil to turn on metabolic water cycling
  • Provide plants with symbionts that can access hidden water in soils.
  • Reconnect coastal and inland rain cycles
  • Reduce wildfire damage through kickstarting fungal processes

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