Napa Vision 2050, in support of its mission to protect and preserve the land and environment of Napa County for agriculture, ranching and residents, is presenting a classroom and in-the-field seminar on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Enchanted Hills - Lighthouse for the Blind located at 3410 Mt. Veeder Road in Napa.
The cost for the seminar is $125.00 per person and includes 3+ hours of classroom instruction and 3+ hours of field instruction. In addition, there will be breakfast, snacks, beverages, and a full sit-down lunch with lively conversation encouraged (gluten free option is available). Participants are limited to 30attendees and sturdy shoes are required.
To register, go to napavision2050.org. Use the DONATE button and note “HM Seminar” to pay via PayPal or credit card. You will be contacted by phone to confirm. Also, registration by check is available. Mail to: Napa Vision 2050 P.O. Box 3485, Yountville CA 94599.
The full-day intensive will be facilitated by Spencer Smith of the Savory Institute and the Jefferson Center. He is a nationally recognized expert in regenerative agriculture and holistic land management, and a master verifier. The seminar will provide an overview of holistic management and regenerative ag practices with a focus on fire fuels reduction and maintaining healthy forests and grasslands.
Carefully managed domestic herds mimic the behaviors of the ancient herds that populated the immense grasslands that once covered much of the landmass of this planet. “We can recreate that synergy by intelligently managing domestic herds to achieve similar results – carbon and rainfall retained by the soil, fire fuels converted to natural fertilizer building a healthy forest and forest canopy. This de-escalates climate change, increases watershed resilience and reduces the risk of out of control wildfires,” notes Charlotte Williams, Napa Vision 2050 President. “We encourage participation by any land managers and owners, farmers, ranchers and those interested in the subject,” she adds.