organic farming

Total Health from the Soil Up

Total Health from the Soil Up Bridging the silos of health and agriculture


Farms shape our health through nutrients, soil, water, air, climate, economy, and community. Join us as we explore common ground and find solutions that nourish soil and people.

  • Great Hall, Bancroft Hotel, Berkeley, CA
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Fighting in the Dirt

November 30, 2016

For eons farmers have battled two things – pests and the weather. While we still can’t control the weather, we can fight pests that target our crops, whether in agricultural fields or our own back yards.

For the past decades, farmers have primarily relied on pesticides, but we now know that many of these chemicals are toxic and pests develop resistance to them. There is a high demand to find effective and safe options to traditional pesticides, especially for organic farming.