Why soil is one of the most amazing things on Earth 🌎

Nathan Wiebe

Why soil is one of the most amazing things on Earth 🌎

This is a great four minute video about soil and how important it is to our survival as humans. Like water and air, soil is a shared human resource. Without fertile soil would we not be able to grow food. And yet, how much do we think about this vital resource? It turns out, not a lot. Soil is poorly protected and regulated. And because of this, our industrialized food system is depleting our soil 50 to 100 times faster than it can be rebuilt.

What can we do to slow this down? One easy solution is to support farms that practice Regenerative farming as much as you can.

Regenerative farming can be done with vegetables, fruit, meat and flowers. It’s a way of farming that emphasizes soil health with the goal of building fertile top soil. Regenerative farming is what we and a lot of other small local producers practice here in the Kootenays.

Let’s do our best to support the hard working people who are doing their best to steward the land for future generations!