The Great North American
"Can we Rehydrate California?" and Soil Carbon Sponge 2018 Tour
​with Australian climate and soil scientist Walter Jehne. 

Former CSIRO microbiologist, climate and soil scientist Walter Jehne, and soil 
educator Didi Pershouse from the Soil Carbon Coalition, will be holding 
workshops and discussions from Marin down to LA between April 11th and 16th. 
(See speaker information below the schedule). 

Their stops in California:

April 11: Hollywood, CA "Rehydrating California" 
<> 12-2 
pm luncheon and talk with Walter Jehne, sponsored by the Carbon Underground, 
TreePeople, and Climate Resolve.  Tickets and info HERE 

April 12: Santa Maria, CA
"Working Lands: Managing Flooding, Drought, and Wildfires" 
​Daylong workshop with Walter Jehne and Didi Pershouse
Cachuma Resource Conservation District  
San Antonio Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency
920 East Stowell Rd 
Santa Maria, CA 93454 
Contact Anna Olsen at   
Tickets and info HERE 

[not listed on website]
April 13: Camarillo, CA
"After the Fire, Regenerating California's Soil Sponge" 
<>  Roundtable Discussion with 
Walter Jehne and Didi Pershouse. Listed as a private event, but will now be 
open to the public.
5 to 8 pm 
1801 Joliet Place, North Oxnard United Methodist Church
Oxnard, California
Please send questions or RSVPs to 
<> or text to 805-819-9182. Thank you!

April 14: Camarillo, CA
"After the Fire, Regenerating California's Soil Sponge" 
<>  Daylong workshop with 
Walter Jehne and Didi Pershouse.
10 am to 4 pm 
1012 W Ventura Blvd
Camarillo, California 93010
Tickets and information HERE 

April 15: Paicines, CA 
"Can We Rehydrate California?" 
 Evening talk at Paicines Ranch with Walter Jehne and Didi Pershouse. 
​6:30-8:30 pm. 
Paicines Ranch
13388 Airline Highway
Paicines, CA 95043
RSVP and information HERE. 
   Contact: <>.

April 16: (Marin County) Meeting 12:30 to 3 PM with Marin Municipal Water 

April 16: Fairfax, CA (Marin County)
"Can we Rehydrate California for the long term?" 
<> 6:00-8:30 PM with Walter 
Jehne, Didi Pershouse, and Peter Donovan
Fairfax Women's Club
46 Park Road, Fairfax, CA, $10 donation
(please note time has been corrected.)  Contact Diana Donlon 

More on the speakers:

Walter Jehne is an internationally recognized climate scientist, soil 
microbiologist and innovation strategist. He has field and research experience 
in forests, grasslands, agriculture and soils at national (CSIRO) and 
international (UN) levels.  Walter’s scientific work has focused on soil 
biology, plant root ecology, mycorrhizal fungi, glomalin, soil-carbon 
formation, as well as on biology's enormous influence on hydrological cycles, 
weather patterns, regional and global cooling, air quality, and cloud formation 
and precipitation. He has a remarkable ability to explain complex systems in 
easy to understand ways. 

Walter has worked more broadly beyond science, at Federal Government level, 
leading transformation in industry and policy. This diversity of experience has 
given Walter a unique and exceptional capacity to devise multi-stakeholder 
win-win strategies – turning challenges into opportunities. This year he was 
part of an invitation-only UN-FAO conference in Paris looking at bringing soil 
into the next IPCC report.

For more on Walter Jehne's work, see 
<>. Also search past videos of his workshop 
sessions and talks on YouTube using "Walter Jehne soil sponge".

Didi Pershouse is the author of The Ecology of Care: medicine, agriculture, 
money, and the quiet power of human and microbial communities 
 as well as Understanding Soil Health and Watershed Function 
<>. As the founder of the Center for 
Sustainable Medicine, she developed a practice and theoretical framework for 
systems-based ecological medicine—restoring health to people as well as the 
environmental and social systems around them.  

After 22 years of clinical work with patients, Pershouse now travels widely. 
Her workshops and talks engage farmers, schools, and watershed groups across 
the US in opportunities to improve soil health, public health, and climate 
resiliency through changes in land management. She is board chair of the 
non-profit Soil Carbon Coalition. You can learn more about her work at <>, 
and <>.

Their full list of California events can be found here 

Hope to see you there!
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