Rabbit Holes no 13: Stories from the edges of regenerative agriculture


We had a groundbreaking week last week -- literally -- and now we’re very excited to formally launch the Fruitful Communities initiative in DeKalb County at the Fruitful Communities Forum at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, April 14 via Zoom.


The forum will highlight what Fruitful Communities is all about and begin the conversation with DeKalb County residents about what's possible and how to get involved. As you know, we love edible and native landscaping and we can't wait to share our excitement with you! Register for the Fruitful Communities Forum here.


We’ve also opened up our Grow, Don’t Mow 101 Training for landscapers. If you’re interested in learning about Productive Urban Landscapes, you can sign up here.


As you can see, we have a lot going on! We are grateful for the opportunity to grow and help DeKalb County become more fruitful



Here are this week's links:


Measuring Equity Through City Trees - “Planting trees is a way to build community and bolster benefits to human and environmental health.” - https://www.yesmagazine.org/environment/2021/03/09/measuring-equity-city-trees/


Ready to get outside? Visit a Georgia farm.

Winter is over, trees and bulbs are blooming, and outdoor adventures are beckoning us to go play, explore, and learn. Georgia agritourism offers many different outdoor activities in the neighborhood or within day trip distance. And just in time, the 2021 Farm Bureau Farm Passport is ready for pick-up at local Farm Bureau and UGA Extension offices.


https://www.forsythnews.com/life/outdoors/extension-ready-get-outside-visit-georgia-farm/



The ‘Green Energy’ That Might Be Ruining the Planet - The biomass industry is warming up the South's economy, but many experts worry it's doing the same to the climate. Will the Biden Administration embrace it, or cut it loose?


https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/03/26/biomass-carbon-climate-politics-477620


New Study Shows the Growing Risks of Pesticide Poisonings -

- https://civileats.com/2021/03/25/new-study-shows-the-growing-risks-of-pesticide-poisonings/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


Japan’s Kyoto cherry blossoms peak on earliest date in 1,200 years, a sign of climate change - Amid an exceptionally warm March in Japan, the cherry blossoms in Kyoto peaked Friday, the earliest in more than 1,200 years of records. The record bloom fits into a long-term pattern toward earlier spring flowering, a compelling indicator of climate change, experts say.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2021/03/29/japan-kyoto-cherry-blossoms-record/#click=https://t.co/GeypnMVMFc


Northern California farmers turn to ‘regenerative agriculture’ for conserving water, growing healthy crops - https://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/article/industrynews/northern-california-farmers-turn-to-regenerative-agriculture-for-conservi/


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