SOIL

“Soil is the answer, the question is irrelevant.” -Didi Pershouse, The Ecology of Care

“If you want to do something about global warming, look under your feet. Managed well, soil’s ability to trap carbon dioxide is potentially much greater than previously estimated, according to Stanford researchers who claim the resource could “significantly” offset increasing global emissions.”- Stanford News

Having recently attended the “Living Soils Symposium” in Montreal this summer, my eyes have been opened to the great possibility of creating change in our life time. I am by no means an expert on the subject will simply provide a list of resources for you at the moment.

While the possibility of change is great, there is so much to be done with very little time to achieve it. We have pushed the earth to its limits and must act quickly and with care. I have aspirations of getting something started in Southern Ontario. If you have any interest in working on a project with me, please get in contact. One of the most important things I have recently been made aware of, is that the current attitude in the organic movement and green movement is that it is too polarizing. If you only do one thing, let it be to include people in your conversation and ask questions about their perspective. I will leave you with one more quote.

“Now we are afraid of things that are “complicated” and “messy.” We are afraid of relationships themselves, and have forgotten the lessons that our bacterial companions teach us-that life is a wildly complex, collaborative, creative process, from inside to outside, from start to finish-from the inoculation of our digestive tracts with good bacteria in the birth canal to the hard work of the soil micro organisms that help grow our food and that will someday turn our bodies back into beautiful fertile earth.”-Didi Pershouse, The Ecology of Care

Resources

Regeneration International

The Soil Food Web, Dr. Elaine Ingham

The Carbon Underground

No-Till Farmer-Useful tool for farmers transitioning to no-till