Regenerative Agriculture 2.0: The Pie Ranch Model

Renewing Ecosystems, Rebuilding Communities, and Healing Historical Harms

In this session we will hear about the inspiring model of Pie Ranch, an exemplary socially and eco-conscious enterprise that incorporates: cutting-edge land management; working with disenfranchised urban youth; recruiting BIPOC farmers (historically most often left out of equity-building in agriculture); becoming a distribution hub for local farmers to feed farmworker and other food insecure communities during the pandemic; and building reciprocal relationships with the Amah Mutsun tribe, drawing on its long-lived land stewardship and regeneration prowess to repair some of the ranch’s ecosystems damaged by recent fires. With: Jered Lawson, co-founder, Pie Ranch; Valentin Lopez, Chairman of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band; Nancy Vail, co-founder, Pie Ranch; Leonard Diggs, Pie Ranch Director of Operations and Farming Education. Moderated by Arty Mangan, Bioneers’ Restorative Food Systems Director.

Chestnut Room

May 13th | 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm


Nancy Vail
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Pie Ranch
Valentin Lopez
Amah Mutsun Tribal Band
Leonard Diggs
Director of Operations and Farming Education
Pie Ranch
Jered Lawson
Director of Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives
Pie Ranch
Arty Mangan
Restorative Food Systems Director
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