Share. Inspire. Get Wild.
Wild Ideas for Farms and Forests
March 12, 2020, 6:30 pm
NC Museum of Natural Sciences – Nature Research Center
TLC’s Wild Ideas series provides a dynamic venue for experts and the community to share innovative ideas to improve lives through conservation. At Wild Ideas for Farms and Forests on March 12, we’ll hear how local groups are building climate resiliency and closing gaps in our food systems through meaningful actions.
Climate change may seem like an insurmountable problem, but at Wild Ideas for Farms and Forests we’ll explore how to address gaps in the local food system using regenerative farming practices to sequester carbon while supporting our local food scene and inspiring a love for the outdoors. Wild Ideas for Farms and Forests will also highlight the crucial work of partner organizations and community leaders who are working alongside one another to build thriving and healthy communities around the Triangle. We hope you’ll leave with wild ideas about how you can build climate resilience at home and work.
Forests are important carbon sinks that also filter our water, provide wildlife habitat, and create beautiful places for people to hike, bike, bird watch, or otherwise enjoy nature. Local farms can address food insecurity, increase the supply of fresh food, and keep dollars in our local communities. With regenerative farming practices, local farms can also build climate resiliency by restoring degraded soils and sequestering carbon. Healthy forests and farms — and the food, habitat, clean water, and recreational opportunities they produce — are vital to thriving communities. TLC is proud that all of these elements are embodied at the new Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve in Wake County.
Among other things, at Wild Ideas for Farms and Forests guests will learn more about TLC’s Williamson Preserve, a mosaic of farm fields, forests, and streams just outside of Raleigh. The 405-acre Williamson Preserve, opening April 25, will host farmers, several unique ecosystems, and hiking and mountain biking trails that will connect to the Neuse River Greenway Trail, East Coast Greenway, and Mountains-to-Sea Trail.
About the series:
5 dynamic topics. 15 powerful slides. 5-minute talks to inspire.
TLC’s Wild Ideas series provides a unique venue for experts and the community to share their innovative ideas to safeguard clean water, protect natural habitats, support local farms and food, and connect people with nature in order to make the Triangle a more vibrant place for all of us to live, work, and play. Each event features five fast-paced presentations introduced by an emcee then is followed by an Expo of organizations, groups, and businesses actively working in fields related to the theme. Browse pictures from Wild Ideas for Getting Outside to view scenes from this fun and engaging free event!
Thank you to our sponsors:
Wild Ideas for Clean Water, June 2015