This session is part of New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL)'s landscape practitioner webinar series, "Ecology, Culture, and the Designed Landscape: Professional Practice Across Disciplines and Scales" and co-sponsored by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center & Wild Ones - Native Plants, Natural Landscapes.

Carbon Farming is farming in a way that reduces greenhouse gas emissions or captures and holds carbon in vegetation and soils. It is managing land, water, plants, and animals to restore ecosystems, ameliorate climate change, and provide nutrient-dense food and educational opportunities. Also described as Regenerative Agriculture, these goals are achieved through a focus on lower-sequestration strategies like no-till organic annual cropping, perennial crops, and managed grazing. Chad will discuss the designer’s role on projects from a small urban yard to hundreds of acres.

About the Instructor:

Chad W. Adams, AICP, brings whole system problem solving and scientific rigor to regenerative agriculture businesses. From his background as a planner, landscape architect, farmer, and ecologist, Chad helps landowners develop robust, place-appropriate site and business plans for complex diversified land enterprises. Chad previously has worked with the international award-winning firms Bio-Logical Capital, Urban Villages, Andropogon, EDM Environmental Design and Management, Wallace Roberts & Todd, and Scenic Hudson. He received his bachelor’s degree in plant and soil science from the University of Delaware Honors Program and his master’s degree in landscape architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.



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