It’s fair to say that most of us go day to day without giving a second thought to how healthy the soil is beneath our feet.
But for our friends and neighbors in the agriculture industry, the health of their soil is quite important.
What is soil health, and why is it so important?
Guests: Jim Chamberlin, Conservationist
Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota
Happy Dancing Turtle – based in Pine River, MN: From soil health and regenerative agriculture to nature play and environmental education we aim to provide programs, experiences, and learning that changes lives.
Slake test – NRCS Agronomist Ray Archuleta demonstrates a simple way to test the health and stability of your soil.
Symphony of the Soil – Drawing from ancient knowledge and cutting edge science, Symphony of the Soil is an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance: soil. (2 hrs 17 min)
Conquest of the Land – Commissioned by the first chief of the Soil Conservation Service during the Dust Bowl, Conquest of the Land Through 7000 Years looks at the history of agricultural conservation and how it has determined the survival of civilizations over time.
SOCCR2 is an authoritative decadal assessment of carbon cycle science across North America, developed by over 200 experts from the U.S., Canadian and Mexican governments, national laboratories, universities, private sector, and research institutions.
Kiss the Ground – Netflix documentary on regenerative agriculture – 84 minutes
YouTube (for closed captioning)
Into the Earth – King Peaks
Silent Earth – Walt Adams