Climate Friendly Farming Workshop

Where: Zoom

When: Thursday, April 29, 9-12 pm

Cost: $20 per person

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Join us for a three-part workshop to explore the opportunity of climate friendly farming – implementing regenerative practices that store more carbon in soil, increase soil health, and enhance the resilience of vineyards to drought and heat stress.

MODERATOR: Elaine Chukan Brown, Wine Writer, Communicator, and Educator

9 AM — PANEL I: THE WHY, HOW AND BENEFITS OF CLIMATE FRIENDLY FARMING

These vineyard managers and winemakers will discuss the day-to-day reality of implementing “carbon farming” practices and reduced pesticide use, and share the benefits of these practices, including employee wellbeing and enhanced soil health, biodiversity, and fruit quality.

  • Ashley Anderson Bennett, Vineyard Manager, Cain Vineyards
  • Sophie Drucker, Winegrower & Vineyard Manager, Raymond Vineyards | Boisset America
  • Steve Matthiasson, Owner, Matthiasson Wines
  • Carlo Mondavi, Co-Owner, Raen Winery and Co-Founder & Chief Farming Officer, Monarch Tractor

10 AM — LIVE MONARCH TRACTOR DEMO AND Q&A

Get a live tour of this 100% electric tractor with autonomous capabilities, and learn about the Carl Moyer program, which can subsidize 50-85% of the cost of these cutting-edge tractors.

11 AM — PANEL II: WHAT’S NEXT? THE FUTURE OF CLIMATE FRIENDLY FARMING

Learn more about the new Napa Green Vineyard certification program, the technology behind Monarch tractors, tools to track the health of the microbiome, and the potential for Napa Green certified growers to join an agricultural carbon market.

  • Alberto Acedo, CSO & Co-Founder, Biome Makers
  • Anna Brittain, Executive Director, Napa Green
  • Rebekah Carlson, Agriculture Supply Lead, Nori Carbon Removal Marketplace
  • Praveen Penmetsa, Co-Founder & CEO, Monarch Tractor