Inspired by Dr. Vandana Shiva’s book, Soil Not Oil, the 2015 Soil Not Oil Conference examines the crisis on food security while highlighting the implications of oil-based agro-chemicals and fossil fuels in soil depletion and climate change. The first edition of this conference will focus on educating, through national and international experiences, about the multiple problems and possible practical solutions that surround the profound consequences resulting from synthetic enhanced agriculture in industrialized nations.
2015 SOIL NOT OIL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
September 4th and 5th at the Memorial Civic Center in Richmond, California
The vision of the 2015 Soil Not Oil International Conference is to cross-pollinate ideas, information and inspiration about how to move beyond oil towards a just and sustainable future.
The conference will host more than 60 speakers – from farmers, activists and community organizers to scientists and policy makers – to share their knowledge and present alternatives to address climate chaos from a soil based approach.
The conference is being organized by the Soil Not Oil Coalition, a cross-sector, multi-level and inter-ethnic alliance of organizations, scientists, farmers, businesses and individuals dedicated to working on a variety of issues related to regenerative agroecology, biodiversity and air, water and soil quality. As a coalition, we are striving to create an educational, inclusive and inspirational space to encourage bridge building between different movements and peoples of all backgrounds. We hope you will join us !
Application for Proposals
8 Plenaries (45 minutes each)
Dozens of workshops/presentations (45-90 minutes each)
Community Building Activities
Literature & Video Exchange
SPEAKERS – PRESENTERS
Presenters will include international food and environmental justice advocates and educators from Africa, Europe, Asia, Latin America and the United States.
Confirmed to date:
Dr. Vandana Shiva,
Adelita San Vicente Tello
Throughout the two days, there will be eight speaker or panel presentations for all conference attendees.
These sessions will focus on local and global issues concerning the implications and practical solutions related to soil management, biodiversity, food sovereignty and security, seeds, culture and tradition, factory farming, deforestation, protecting our pollinators, synthetic chemicals, corporate accountability, legislation and health.
WORKSHOPS – NETWORKING SESSION – CLASSES
Dozens of workshops, networking sessions and classes will be offered on a variety of topics over the course of two days.
Colony Collapse Disorder
Oil by Rail
Restoration of Ecosystems