Thanks to the Sustainability Committee of the FACCSF, had the chance to meet one of the driving forces behind the regenerative farming movement, John Wick, co-owner of the Nicasio Native Grass Ranch and co-founder of the Marin Carbon Project. He shared the miraculous power of carbon farming techniques on the soil as a solution to combat climate change and improve human health.

John Wick is one of the regenerative farming leaders featured in Kiss the Ground, the acclaimed 2020 documentary film that made the case for regenerative agriculture to heal the soil, our heath and the planet.  The film touched over 1 billion people globally and inspired the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to put $20 billion toward soil health.

The highly anticipated sequel to Kiss the Ground, Common Ground, is coming to the Bay Area this month with premiere screenings in Santa Cruz (October 21), San Rafael (October 22), and in San Francisco at the Roxie theater (October 27-November 1). Following the screenings, viewers are invited to join award-winning filmmakers Josh and Rebecca Harnell Tickell to learn more about the film and the regenerative agriculture movement growing across the country.

Recipient of the Tribeca Film Festival 2023 Human/Nature Award, Common Ground shows the benefits of regenerative agriculture for the future of our planet by profiling a hopeful and uplifting movement of farmers who are using alternative “regenerative” models of agriculture that could balance the climate, save our health and stabilize the economy – before it’s too late.

Narrated by Laura Dern and featuring appearances by Jason Momoa, Rosario Dawson, Ian Somerhalder, Woody Harrelson, and Donald Glover, the film clearly depicts the simple principles of Regenerative Farming and the results are astounding: increased production of healthier crops that are chemical free and taste great, more yield per acre than the chemical-laden GMO crops at a lower cost of production, and the added benefit of healthier soil, which retains more water than chemically-laden soils.and stores carbon from the atmosphere.

 “We wrote Common Ground as a love letter to our children,” said Josh Tickell and Rebecca Tickell Directors/Producers of Common Ground, Big Picture Ranch, Ojai, California. “In a very real sense, the film is an urgent call to action and a plan for how we can save the future, heal our climate, and fix our broken food system – all through regenerative agriculture.”

Watch the trailer here and purchase your tickets to attend a screening of Common Ground here.

Date: October 21
Address: Santa Cruz, Rio Theatre – Get Tickets here

Date: October 22
Address: San Rafael, Smith Rafael Center – Get Tickets here

Dates: Oct 27 to Nov 1st
Address: San Francisco, Roxie Theater – Get Tickets here

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