Did you know that good, old dirt could help solve the carbon crisis? Thousands of years of poor farming and ranching practices - and, especially, modern industrial agriculture - have led to the loss of up to 80 percent of carbon from the world's soils.
Kristin Ohlson, author of The Soil Will Save Us, will present her passionate case for "our great green hope" - a way in which we can heal the land, turn atmospheric carbon into beneficial soil carbon, and potentially reverse global warming - through regenerative agricultural and landscaping practices.
In her talk, Ohlson introduces some of the visionaries from her beautifully researched book. She shares stories from scientists, farmers, ranchers, and landscapers—who are figuring out in the lab and on the ground how to build healthy soil including the herd of microorganisms that escape our notice. Better land management practices, that lead to healthy soils, can help solve myriad problems: including drought, erosion, air and water pollution, and food quality, as well as climate change.