Dirty Hands & Clean Hearts: Addressing Soil Health with Biodynamic and Regenerative Farming
Presentation by Garett Long, Director of Agriculture, Troon Vineyard
[This presentation is In Person at the Medford Public Library]
Troon Vineyard “farms like the world depends on it”, but the goal is to make a much broader impact. Garett is a farmer and soil scientist who believes healing the planet is in parallel with healing the human spirit. He spent five formative years practicing biodynamic and regenerative farming at Apricot Lane Farms (see The Biggest Little Farm
documentary) and earned his M.S. in Soils & Biogeochemistry from the University of California-Davis. He co-founded Soil Life Services, which supports producers in monitoring and evaluating the impacts of agricultural management on soil carbon and other metrics of soil health. He was also the Board Treasurer for the Josephine Porter Institute (2019-22). Since 2021, he has served as the Director of Agriculture at Troon Vineyard, Oregon’s only Biodynamic and Regenerative Organic Certified farm.
He is passionate about real, good food, preaching the value of soil, and the interconnectedness of all life. He has lectured on soil health, composting and regenerative farming for individuals and brands. Garett has engaged the movement at the intersection of agriculture and ecosystem management, working with people in resolute action to conserve what we have, and restore what we have lost.
SOCAN meets monthly either in person or via Zoom with speakers on topics related to climate change. These meetings are free and open to the public. Specific details are posted monthly.