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Building the Soil From the Ground Up

  • Bethany Church Randolph, VT (map)

The Soil Series: Grassroots for the Climate Emergency

A collaboration between Building A Local Economy (BALE) and Vermont Healthy Soils Coalition (VHSC) with sponsorship by Rural Vermont

Calling all land managers, farmers, gardeners, seed savers, citizen scientists, conservationists, town planners,  educators, healers, and advocates, join us for a series of critical conversations about soil health and how we can become response-able to meet the climate emergency we face with confidence. There will be great food provided before and, following powerful panel dialogues guided by VHSC members, audience discussion on topics of food, soil, water, health, climate and hope. Together, we can explore what is possible in rehabilitating Vermont's soil health to hold our landscapes and communities together. This potent – and important – six-part series takes place on Wednesdays starting Feb. 27 at the Bethany Church in Randolph. Suggested donation $5 (donations not necessary). Each program features a social half-hour with great food provided by Black Krim Tavern, Randolph. Registration is not required.

The Soil Food Web was discovered in the 1990's, shifting our collective understanding of the interplay between plants and organisms while reshaping the way we think about and manage our landscapes.  Capturing sunshine with living plants and creating soil from organics waste will help us to feed the billions of soil organisms that weave our landscapes together, minimizing flood and drought effects, and creating habitat for new people and species who will be displaced by climate change.

Earlier Event: March 20
Storytelling Panel