The Carbon Underground founder Tom Newmark joins Greenpeace Executive Director Annie Leonard on how they came to see soil as a solution to one of our biggest environmental problems—and as a tool to build more resilient communities.
Wendell Berry called it “the great connector of our lives, the source, and destination of all.” Ninety-five percent of our food is grown in it, it stores and filters our water and provides a home for the majority of life on the planet, and yet most of us rarely pay much attention to it. We dump poisonous chemicals on it, inject it with synthetic nutrients, slash it with plows, strip it of its natural diversity, and bury our trash in it.
But soil has a story to tell us, and we are all a part of it.
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