UT Institute for a Secure & Sustainable Environment Presents ‘Regeneration: Healing the Earth to End Climate Change’

An afternoon on Sustainable and Regenerative Agriculture

Friday, November 4, 2022

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Howard H Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy Toyota Auditorium

The afternoon will begin with a showing of “Kiss the Ground,” a full-length documentary narrated by Woody Harrelson that sheds light on a “new, old approach,” to farming called regenerative agriculture, a practice with the extraordinary ability to balance our climate and feed the world.

The film will be followed up with a presentation by Finian Makepeace, co-founder and Policy Director & Lead Educator of Kiss the Ground. His dedication to Kiss the Ground’s mission of “awakening people to the possibilities of regeneration,” has motivated him to develop training programs, workshops and talks designed to empower people around the world to become confident advocates for this growing moment.

Mayor Indya Kincannon will give remarks following the film and keynote speaker. The afternoon will finish with a panel discussion with representatives from UT Agriculture, Forestry and ORNL Climate Scientists.

Throughout the afternoon, exhibit tables will be available from Trees Knoxville, Kiss the Ground, Knox Co Master Gardeners and Beardsley Community Farm.

This event is co-sponsored with the Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment.