kiss the ground: book and documentary about the hidden power of soil.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhUd1X_Ni58?ecver=1&w=640&h=360] Discover the hidden power soil has to reverse climate change, and how a regenerative farming diet not only delivers us better health and wellness, but also rebuilds our most precious resource—the very ground that feeds us. Josh Tickell, one of America’s most celebrated documentary filmmakers and director of Fuel, has dedicated most of his […]
organic gardening tips from MOFGA
The seedcorn maggot is the larvae of a fly, says Eric Sideman, MOFGA's organic crop specialist, in the fall issue of The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener. He continues: This critter spends the winter as a pupa in the soil. Flies emerge very early in the spring from these pupae and lay eggs near decaying […]
read: with only 60 years of harvests left, how do we transform our food systems?
Elise Wach from the Indie Farmer wrote an article published last week that explores the necessary trajectory of the future of farming. At a time when industrial agricultural systems are depleting our soil and placing quantity of produce and profit before quality and ecological health, this discussion is crucial. She also addresses the myths and […]
believe it or not, tasty food is an environmentalist issue
Spoiler alert: tasty food is good for you, and it's good for the earth.
carbon farming in los angeles
News got you down this week? Our friends at Kiss the Ground serve up another heaping video of hope.
the conversation continues: hydroponics divorce people even further from the stewardship of the land
This recent submission to our series on whether or not hydroponics should be considered organic comes from Joanna Storie, a Doctoral candidate in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences of Estonian University of Life Sciences. She takes a similar stance on hydroponics to our last contributor, adding that hydroponics are not sustainable […]
"hydroponics is not organic — it’s not even agriculture"
Last week we asked the Greenhorns network what you think about the vertical farm. A perennially contentious idea, are hydroponics the way to the future or are they a hackneyed and ultimately artificial solution to the current crises of our food systems. The following submission on hydroponics comes from Matthew Hoffman, a Fulbright Scholar, Norwegian Centre […]
regenerative ranching, july 17, mendecino county
the soil commons
http://www.the-scientist.com/images/News/January2014/310_Ichip.jpg Many of the most widely used antibiotics have come out of the dirt. Penicillin came from Penicillium, a fungus found in soil, and vancomycin came from a bacterium found in dirt. Last year, researchers from Northeastern University and NovoBiotic Pharmaceuticals and their colleagues identified a new Gram-positive bacteria-targeting antibiotic from a soil sample collected […]
Rick Haney, gangly and garrulous, paces in front of a congregation of government conservationists, working the room for laughs before he gets to the hard data. The U.S. Department of Agriculture soil scientist points to an aerial photograph of research plots outside his facility in Temple, Texas. “Our drones took this shot,” he says, then shakes […]
such fun, these scots!
[vimeo 121573942 w=500 h=281] “How do you sow the seeds of a better food system?”
https://soilcitydotorgdotuk.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/labbw61.jpg?w=880 Launching at Glasgow International, Soil City is a long term project initiated by Open Jar Collective, to reimagine the city as if soil matters. “We know more about the movement of celestial bodies than about the soil underfoot.” Leonardo DaVinci, circa 1500s Soil City is a space for conversation, participatory research and knowledge exchange. By […]
canada: stewards of irreplaceable lands (SOIL) seeks apprentices!
SOIL links Canadian farmers willing to take on and train apprentices with folks wanting to work and learn on an organic farm using sustainable practices. We aim to facilitate apprenticeships which transfer lasting knowledge to both the farmer and the apprentice. Established in 1989 as a non-profit organization, our goals are: To encourage the growth […]
new institute focused on nation's soil health
[vimeo 147375088 w=500 h=281] To ensure that soil continues to be a vital natural resource for generations to come, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and Farm Foundation, NFP, today announce the formation of the Soil Health Institute. The announcement coincides with World Soil Day (Dec. 5) and celebrates the 2015 International Year of Soils. The […]
soil solutions to climate problems
Narrated by Michael Pollan, this four minute piece is expository in nature and is aimed at a general audience who may have no idea that there is any relationship between soil carbon and climate.
soil is life
Herbivorous Solar Conversion and Sequestration in the Shenandoah Valley By Joeal Salatin, Rural America, August 16th, 2015 Soil is a world. A community of beings as unbelievable as you can imagine. If you could go out right now and look at the soil through an electron microscope you’d see this kind of 4-legged-aqueous-cow creature walking […]
it's all about the soil
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aLh2JQMsGQ&w=853&h=480] Really loving DO Lectures right now! Check out more inspiring talks.
thinking about the soil
A nice video of Abe Collins. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDblZnMFArk]
a soil conference in sweden
Summer of Soil is a 5-week, multi-disciplinary accelerator program designed to awaken and inspire a collaborative movement to rebuild and maintain living soils. The program will include a series of hands-on soil-related Courses, an exhibition of regenerative growing practices and the 5-day Living Soil Forum for bringing conversation to action. The Summer of Soil presents the 5-day Living Soil […]
soils = life
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