Soil matters! It’s quite literally the foundation of our planet and changes the content of the air we breath, the food we eat and the water we drink. We were honored to have two leaders in Regenerative Agriculture– Chris Kerston (Savory Institute) and Don Smith (Kiss the Ground) join us to discuss the important of soil health,how regenerative agriculture is changing the face of our planet, what to look out for, and how you can help.
ABOUT REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE:
The loss of the world’s fertile soil and biodiversity, along with the loss of indigenous seeds and knowledge, pose a mortal threat to our future survival. According to soil scientists, at current rates of soil destruction (i.e. decarbonization, erosion, desertification, chemical pollution), within 50 years we will not only suffer serious damage to public health due to a qualitatively degraded food supply characterized by diminished nutrition and loss of important trace minerals, but we will literally no longer have enough arable topsoil to feed ourselves. Without protecting and regenerating the soil on our 4 billion acres of cultivated farmland, 8 billion acres of pastureland, and 10 billion acres of forest land, it will be impossible to feed the world, keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius, or halt the loss of biodiversity. (Source: http://www.regenerationinternational.org/why-regenerative-agriculture/)
Chris Kerston of The Savory Institute | dedicated regenerative agricultural and food distribution system advocate
Don Smith of Kiss the Ground | working to educate and explore the world about the importance of soil