Healthy Soils Symposium, Feb 24 and Feb 25, 2017

What’s the connection between healthy soils, a healthy climate, and healthy food? What do human and microbial communities have in common?  Please join this gathering of extension agents, farmers, researchers, gardeners, academics and climate activists as we explore the importance of soil quality to human health and climate cooling.  You'll learn from friends, neighbors, and visionary farmers and researchers the whys and hows of developing healthy soil at different scales--household, municipal, and farm fields.

On Friday, February 24th, we’ll spend the morning learning about soil and its impact on our water systems, our built infrastructure, health, and community resilience. During the afternoon we’ll explore what’s hopeful about the local and  global soil landscape.  We’ll also discuss the roadblocks to developing a shared language and framework around healthy soils.

On Saturday, February 25th, we’ll start the day with a keynote by author Didi Pershouse and then learn from panels of farmers, gardeners, city land use officials on urban greenscaping solutions and from soil researchers about the many ways that soil practice is moving forward.

Co-sponsors include Antioch College, Central State University, the Soil Carbon Coalition, and OEFFA.

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