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Food growth’s effect on climate change to be examined in Greenspace talk

Timothy LaSalle, former director of the Allan Savory Center for Holistic Land Management, will give a presentation from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Cambria Veterans Memorial Building hosted by Greenspace — The Cambria Land Trust.

La Salle’s presentation, titled “Can Growing Food Reverse Climate Change,” will cover his work with farmers in drought-

stricken Africa, as well as in San Luis Obispo County.

His research has shown how soil management and growing crops with certain characteristics can improve the land’s ability to take in and store carbon and other gases that are contributing to rapid climate change.

LaSalle earned a degree in dairy sciences from Cal Poly in the 1980s and a Ph.D. from Pacifica Institute in Santa Barbara. From 2003 to 2007, he served as CEO of the Rodale Institute, which is dedicated to organic farming research and outreach. He is a research consultant for the Howard G. Buffett Foundation program Conservation Agriculture for Smallholder Farmers.

To obtain more information on LaSalle’s Nov. 15 presentation, call 927-2866.

Cambrian staff