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The Soil Solution to Clean Water, Air, and Land
March 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Soil Solution to Clean Water, Air and Healthy Land
– Moderator: Myra Klockenbrink
– Panelists: Jay Feldman, Beyond Pesticides, Jackie Algon, Pollinator Pathway, and Michael Strangel, Kiss the Ground
Soil plays an important role in water quality, climate change, and human health. Unfortunately, decades of deforestation, monoculture, and poor farming practices had stripped the land of much of its goodness. It’s estimated that 75 billion tons of fertile soil are lost to land degradation every year, leaving Earth in a parlous state. The Food and Agriculture Organization warns, if we continued on the same path, more than 90% of all the Earth’s soils could be degraded by 2050. While these prognoses are dire, it is not too late to change agriculture from being one of the major contributors to climate change to becoming one of the major solutions. This panel discussion will unveil the do’s and don’ts of soil care in participants’ backyards while cultivating the appreciation for soil biodiversity, fertility, and organic treatment.