Already Shopping Organic? This Is the Next Step

According to Josh Tickell, the solution to climate change is right under our noses. Or more specifically, right under our feet. In his new book, Kiss the Ground, the producer, author, and environmentalist dives into the potential and promise of regenerative agriculture—a farming practice that renews the health of soil so that it can actually absorb carbon from the atmosphere.

Regenerative Grape Growers and Wine Producers

Healthy soils produce healthy crops, require little if any fertilization, support a healthy community of bacteria, and retain water, requiring little if any irrigation. As far as grape growing and wine making is concerned, healthier soil yields stronger, healthier grape vines that produce higher quality grapes, increased yield, and perhaps most important of all, grapes that express the “terroir” of the land much more than normal.

Agroforestry Should Play a Bigger Role in Tackling Climate Change

Never has it been so pressing to address climate change. So let’s hurry to embrace a proven part of the solution. The radical (but not new) concept of agroforestry – be it integrating trees to create shade over coffee bushes, adding trees to Colombian cattle ranches, or managing and encouraging shea trees to flourish amid millet crops in the Sahel – must move to centre stage.

Soil Superheroes in Children’s Book

Mighty Mini Microbe is smaller than the average superhero. That’s because she represents the billions of tiny soil microbes that play an integral role in soil health. Mighty Mini talks about her adventures in a 24-page children’s/coloring book combo produced by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.