Dear Colleagues --
For those who are on their way to the retreat, we look forward to seeing you shortly.
For those not joining us, we wanted you to be a part of our discussions on regenerative agriculture led by Bethany Davis from Food State.
Bethany was good enough to send over a reading list to help familiarize all of us with the growing movement of regenerative agriculture (RA). This is an exciting time to not only transition land to organic but taking the further step to regenerate the soil.
Thanks, Bethany, for tutoring us on this important issue.
On Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 9:49 AM, Bethany Davis <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Great places to begin include the book titled Kiss The Ground by Josh Tickell. (And there is a forthcoming movie as well by the same name). Another interesting documentary is Dreaming of a Vedder World. Also forthcoming (we are sponsors of both). We are doing a lunch and learn with Josh on Monday the 30th at 11am eastern. You are welcome to join remotely if you'd like!
Regen Network is a group to know about. Here is an article by their founder. https://medium.com/terra-genesis/regenerating-supply-at-the-growing-edge-of-the-natural-products-industry-e682a17ff0ed
General awareness rising: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/03/ipbes-land-degradation-environmental-damage-report-spd/
Guardian on Land Degradation: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/mar/26/land-degradation-is-undermining-human-wellbeing-un-report-warns
Guardian on Agriculture Degradation (link from article above): https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/12/third-of-earths-soil-acutely-degraded-due-to-agriculture-study
The soil microbiome is linked to plant health (and nutrient density): https://newscenter.lbl.gov/2018/03/22/plants-really-do-feed-their-friends/
A bit more about soil carbon: http://pureadvantage.org/news/2017/04/06/carbon-soils-secret-to-saving-civilisation/
One more video https://www.facebook.com/regenerationinternational/videos/425777154539928/
I'd say this is a pretty good start. SO happy you are interested.
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