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

Show Notes:

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.  

Articles from Natural Resources Defense Council  

Dirt to Soil: Proving the Power of Regenerative Agriculture (October 2018)  

Why Regenerative Agriculture  


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 

Episode Manager: Bruce Anderson

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Featured Songs:
Into the Earth – King Peaks

Silent Earth – Walt Adams