Agroecology with Florence Reed: Low-Hanging Fruit for Climate and Biodiversity

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Climate change and loss of biodiversity threaten the very existence of the human race. While professors and policymakers in ivory towers study, debate and try to forge agreements, campesinos with little money or education are stabilizing the climate, bringing biodiversity back to degraded lands and feeding the world. Meet some of these unsung heroes working with Sustainable Harvest International, a member of Regeneration International, and learn how millions more could join their ranks to become the cornerstone of a healthy planet and food system.

Florence Reed is a prize-winning thought leader, innovative practitioner, and deeply engaging speaker who believes that when people work together, things can change for the better. This belief led her to serve
as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras in the early nineties. In 1997, Reed founded Sustainable Harvest International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to working with rural Central American communities to
implement sustainable farming practices and preserve tropical forests. As the organization’s chief visionary and networker, Florence spends her time in rich conversations with internal and external stakeholders, bringing together farmers, donors, volunteers and others to catalyze changes for a better future.

Her entrepreneurial spirit and interest in expanding horizons makes identifying new opportunities for collaboration a favorite part of Florence’s work. In recent years she has enjoyed being a delegate to the
Opportunity Collaboration, Regeneration International General Assembly and Environmental Laureates Convention, as well as a member of advisory committees for the National Peace Corps Association and Regeneration International. Florence is currently especially interested in helping expand global coalitions such as Regeneration International for a
truly sustainable future.

• What to bring

An item of food or drink to share, tending to the healthy and organic.

• Important to know

Biodiversity for a LIvable Climate is a small non-profit so a $10 donation is requested.

To get to Helen Snively's house take the MBTA red line to Central Square; on-street parking is free on Sunday if you prefer to drive. The house is at One Fayette Park, immediately past the first driveway on the right. It's a green 4-family. Come up to the first porch and look for a number 1 on the door. If you have questions please post to this Meetup, or call Helen at[masked]