A free webinar with David Montgomery and some local soil champions!
Wednesday, October 27th | 6pm-7pm EDT
Agricultural soils in the Greenbelt and the Greater Golden Horseshoe are among the best in Canada, supporting prosperous farms and local food systems. But climate change and declining soil health can threaten that prosperity. As climate change increases the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, farmers are facing unprecedented challenges. However, farmers are adapting by leveraging the bedrock of their business: the soil. Research has shown that management practices that are good for soil health are good for the planet. They strengthen food security, build productivity and profitability for farmers, enhance biodiversity and help mitigate climate change.
Building the health of soil ecosystems to sustain productivity and build resilience to climate change is a new focus for agriculture. But what is soil health and why does it matter?
Join the Greenbelt Foundation on Wednesday October 27th at 6pm for a free 1-hour webinar on soil health. Special guest speaker David Montgomery, Professor of Geomorphology at the University of Washington and author of Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life, will provide an introduction to soil health and outline its value for people, the planet, and farm profits. Hear from an innovative farmer adopting sustainable farming practices and learn how soil management practices are critical for the health of our local watersheds. The webinar will introduce you to the soil health movement at both the local and global scale, and provide you with an opportunity to get your questions answered.
Guest Speakers: David Montgomery, Mark Eastman, and Joanne Feddes. Moderated by Mel Luymes.