Healthy soil plays a vital role in enabling resilient agriculture that produces abundant, secure, healthy food for a growing population. High functioning soils prevent runoff, erosion, degradation of water and air quality, and more, and have a direct impact on our changing climate by sequestering large amounts of carbon. They may also help improve the nutrient density of our food. By ignoring the needs of the vital living ecosystems directly beneath our feet, we can expect to lose much of the world’s topsoil within a single generation and see a needless rise in the accumulation of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere.
Join us for a special two-part online event series where we’ll explore why soil health matters, how it’s related to our worsening climate crisis, and what individuals and communities can do to protect it.
David Montgomery is a geologist who studies landscape evolution and the effects of geological processes on ecological systems and human societies. He has written a number of popular science books, three of which won the Washington State Book Award. His recent book, Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life, focused on the potential for regenerative farming practice to reshape agriculture, and the forthcoming book co-authored with Anne Biklé, What Your Food Ate: How to Heal Our Land and Reclaim Our Health, explores the links between soil health and human health.
Dr. Bianca Moebius-Clune, PhD is the Director of AFT’s National Climate Initiative. Her program works collaboratively across partners and stakeholders to scale successful approaches, on-ramp new innovations, quantify outcomes, and reach new audiences for impact across landowners, partners, researchers, and policy makers to achieve resilient healthy soils and climate smart, regenerative agriculture and food systems.
Don Smith is a speaker, teacher, and student of regenerative agriculture and regenerative lifestyles. He applies his lifelong knowledge advising Kiss the Ground, teaching and supporting course development for various Kiss the Ground education initiatives, including the Soil Advocate Training course. His talks are engaging, inspiring, and filled with hands-on, viable solutions to the world’s largest problems.
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Watch this helpful video from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations about how our soils can help combat climate change through sequestering CO2, and how humans are affecting this crucial process.
Post Carbon Institute’s “Take Action” series of online events is designed to influence participants to take action toward building resilience in their lives and communities. Thousands of people have attended our Take Action webinars that tackle tough issues such as improving access to healthy food, communicating effectively with skeptics about climate change, and maintaining mental health during trying times.