Soil and Health Forum

September 21, 2024 | Tara Firma Farms | Petaluma, CA

Soil and Health Forum is a place for people to meet in community, nature and learn from each other, while enjoying regenerative farm-to-table prepared meals, camping, a lake to swim in (it’s on the background picture to the right), access to all prior years videos, and lots of opportunities to network with like-hearted/minded attendees and speakers. This year will be an action-packed event! Join us in person or watch it streamed live from the barn. Every ticket includes access to the online forum so you can chat with fellow attendees during the event and more.
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Furthering the discussion on healing the planet and its inhabitants

Today, more than ever, we must gather to reconnect and discuss how to shift ecological dynamics with individual, community and global decision making.

The Soil and Health Forum is designed to further the discussion on healing the planet and its inhabitants, both present and future. The Soil and Health was a book that was published in 1947 by Albert Howard who studied the relationship between animal health (yes that includes us!) and the soil as he observed traditional Organic agriculture systems in India. We simply couldn’t imagine a better name or inspiration than one of the true pioneers of Organic/regenerative agriculture.

Soil and Health will be a place for people to meet in community, nature and learn from each other. This year will be an action packed one day event as well as an online event live-streamed from the barn. Camping spots are available and Organic meals prepared from our produce will be provided. We hope you can join us for the day and network with our community.

2023 Speakers

Damon Connolly

California State Assembly – 12th District

D’Lynda Fischer

Council Member, City of Petaluma

Albert Straus

Founder and CEO of Straus Family Creamery

Neka Pasquale, M.S., LAc

Founder of Urban Remedy

Trathen Heckman

Founder and Director of Daily Acts Organization and author of Take Heart, Take Action

Pamm Larry

Director of The Butte County Local Food Network

Jeffrey Smith

Founder and Executive Director of Institute for Responsible Technology and best selling author

Kelly Ryerson

Founded Glyphosate Facts and Ambassador for The Rodale Institute

Michelle Perro, MD, DHOM

Pediatrician and author of What’s Making our Children Sick and CEO of GMOScience

Dr. Bonnie Nedrow

Naturopath and author of Metabolic Flexibility,
The Seasonal Cleanse Workbook, and
The Cleanse Companion Cookbook

Rick Taylor

Founder and President of Elder Creek Landscapes and Sandbox

Rosie Burroughs

Co-owner of Burroughs Family Farms


Author, activist, permaculture designer and teacher, and author or co-author of thirteen books.

Rebecca Burgess

Executive Director of Fibershed

Stacy Malkan

Co-founder and Managing Editor of U.S. Right to Know

Corinna Bellizzi

Podcaster at Care More Be Better and Nutrition Without Compromise and Head of Sales and Marketing at Orlo Nutrition

Brock Dolman

Co-Founder; Program Director
Occidental Arts & Ecology

Beth Craig

Founder of Own It Economics

Jared Huffman

U.S. Representative for
California’s 2nd Congressional District

Doug Mosel

Founder of the Mendocino Grain Project

Wendy Johnson

Founding Member of the
Organic Farm and Garden Program
at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center

Aaron Lucich

Founder of Holistic Ag
Managing Partner – Tara Firma Farms

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The Tara Firma Farms Institute 501c3 (TFFI) was founded with a clear goal: educate our friends, families and communities about their local foodshed, share and develop techniques for proper animal and pasture management and promote knowing their farmers and the source of their food!

Tara Firma Farms
3796 I Street
Petaluma, CA 94952

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