Mary Johnson was one of the researchers for the seminal book, The Carbon Farming Solution; A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices for Climate Change Mitigation and Food Security by Eric Toensmeier.
Mary and Eric Toensmeir were among the original Co-Founders of Terra Genesis International.
In 2016 Mary brought together a coalition of female change makers and permaculture center’s from around the world to create “Regenerative Farms” -an effort focused on scaling solutions for reversing climate change by building support for the best grassroots efforts that prioritize empowering women and indigenous communities. She is fueled by a deep personal understanding of how climate change is impacting women and indigenous communities disproportionately, and an awareness that very few resources are reaching those who are most vulnerable and best positioned to take action and provide the leadership needed to turn things around in time.
She brings together others who share her passion to end gender oppression and all discrimination. By bringing together award winning innovators, linking them with communities in need, and introducing them to financiers, we can accelerate the shifts needed to sequester carbon, improve food and nutrition security, and end the downward spiral of dire poverty that affects women so disproportionately around the world.
She facilitates the co-design and birth of regenerative whole system approaches to enterprise and entrepreneurship and works to expose the destructive, status-quo of largely extractive supply chains that still have their roots deep in the history patterns of exploitation and slavery. The village hub model provides a new alternative for a more hopeful future -join her in transforming global supply chains into enlivening, mutually beneficial regenerative supply ecosystems.
Mary also served as the Director of the Carbon Farming Supply Chain Innovation Network facilitated by Green America’s Center for Sustainability Solutions.
Mary holds an MS in Plant & Soil Science from the University of Massachusetts and a BS in Agriculture from Cornell University.
She speaks Spanish and English and has worked with partners on projects in: Panama, Paraguay, Jamaica, Barbados, USVI, Haiti, Ecuador, Peru, Nicaragua, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Indonesia, Thailand, Canada, Kenya & numerous states in the continental USA.
“I acknowledge that my home and office sit within the land today that is the traditional ancestral homelands of the Pequots, pronounced “PEE-kwott” and Mohegans.
The Mohegans, Pequots, Montauks, Narragansetts, Niantics, and Nipmucs all used to be distinct tribes located in this region, each with its own leadership. But after Europeans arrived, many Native American people of the east coast died from disease and warfare. The survivors merged together, and many of their original tribal distinctions were lost. Colonists and Native Americans from other tribes started calling all of them Mohegans pronounced “Mo-HEE-gun” which comes from the word Mahiingan, “wolf” and which is often confused with The “Mahican” a distinct tribe of the Hudson River region. Today there are about 5000 Mohegan Indians living in southern New England, counting the Pequots, Montauks, and Narragansetts together. Learn more at: http://www.native-languages.org/mohegan.htm