Healthy Soil Practices for Healthy Food
84 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Kaytlyn Creutzberg
Scoop.it!

After Paris: The Soil Story

After Paris: The Soil Story | Healthy Soil Practices for Healthy Food | Scoop.it
it’s no longer about making a case for soil carbon – now things need to happen on the ground. Here is a short list of action items that I wrote down during a RI brainstorming workshop at a youth hostel in Paris. We need to:Create more ‘safe spaces’ for farmers and ranchers to change their managementBe braver – be willing to speak loudly and take on entrenched Status Quo interestsEmpower local peopleLink climate solutions to poverty abatementEncourage more biodiversity on landChange the movement’s meme (to something catchy)Make our work more than just about food and agriculturePush the urgency messageRedirect subsidies from activities that degenerate to ones that regenerate
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaytlyn Creutzberg
Scoop.it!

The Surprising Healing Qualities ... of Dirt

The Surprising Healing Qualities ... of Dirt | Healthy Soil Practices for Healthy Food | Scoop.it
A doctor discovers exposure to healthy farm soil holds keys to healthy bodies.
Kaytlyn Creutzberg's insight:

"Ecological farming (or eco-farming, as my farmer friends call it) includes many systems (biodynamic, regenerative, permaculture, full-cycle, etc.) that share core holistic tenets: protecting topsoil with cover crops and minimal plowing, rotating crops, conserving water, limiting the use of chemicals (synthetic or natural), and recycling all animal and vegetable waste back into the land. Much of this research supports what traditional farmers around the world have long known to be true: the more ecologically we farm, the more nutrients we harvest."

more...
serena woods's curator insight, April 6, 2016 1:56 PM
Making our dirt healthier will make our bodies healthier.
Eric Larson's curator insight, July 24, 2016 9:29 PM
Healing qualities of dirt?
Scooped by Kaytlyn Creutzberg
Scoop.it!

Creating Healthy Soils with Holistic Management - Holistic Management International

Creating Healthy Soils with Holistic Management - Holistic Management International | Healthy Soil Practices for Healthy Food | Scoop.it
HMI publishes extensive resource page on how to build and maintain healthy soils by practicing holistic management sustainable agriculture for Intl. year of soils
Kaytlyn Creutzberg's insight:

All the best soil videos are here.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaytlyn Creutzberg
Scoop.it!

NEWS

NEWS | Healthy Soil Practices for Healthy Food | Scoop.it
Kaytlyn Creutzberg's insight:

You could spend the whole day reading these articles at regeneration international, lead by names we all know in the soil and agriculture revolution.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaytlyn Creutzberg
Scoop.it!

Regenerative Agriculture Is the Answer to Save Your Health

Regenerative Agriculture Is the Answer to  Save Your Health | Healthy Soil Practices for Healthy Food | Scoop.it
Regenerative agriculture is one of the best ways to help prevent global disaster, save our health, and build a sustainable economy.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaytlyn Creutzberg
Scoop.it!

Soil: Our Common Ground event resources | Food Down the Road

Soil: Our Common Ground event resources | Food Down the Road | Healthy Soil Practices for Healthy Food | Scoop.it
During the Soil: Our Common Ground event, participants asked the presenters for a resources list for more information on the topics raised.
Kaytlyn Creutzberg's insight:

Close to home. Kingston, Ontario.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaytlyn Creutzberg
Scoop.it!

The Solution Under Our Feet: How Regenerative Organic Agriculture Can Save the Planet

The Solution Under Our Feet: How Regenerative Organic Agriculture Can Save the Planet | Healthy Soil Practices for Healthy Food | Scoop.it
Carbon farming is an agricultural system implementing practices that improve the rate at which CO2 is removed from the atmosphere and converted to plant material
more...
serena woods's curator insight, April 6, 2016 1:52 PM
Such a small increase, but such a huge benefit!
Scooped by Kaytlyn Creutzberg
Scoop.it!

Fact sheets | 2015 International Year of Soils

Fact sheets | 2015 International Year of Soils | Healthy Soil Practices for Healthy Food | Scoop.it
Kaytlyn Creutzberg's insight:

Many articles to chose from here.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaytlyn Creutzberg
Scoop.it!

Soil Carbon: The New Holy Grail of Regenerative Agriculture - La Montañita Co-op

Soil Carbon: The New Holy Grail of Regenerative Agriculture - La Montañita Co-op | Healthy Soil Practices for Healthy Food | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaytlyn Creutzberg
Scoop.it!

Farm fresh

Farm fresh | Healthy Soil Practices for Healthy Food | Scoop.it
There’s lot of buzz about promoting local food in Southwestern Ontario, one of the nation’s richest farm belts, but a new non-profit program is doing something about it.
Kaytlyn Creutzberg's insight:

It's great to finally see some food hub activity!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaytlyn Creutzberg
Scoop.it!

In Smiths Falls, a new hub for local food gets cooking

In Smiths Falls, a new hub for local food gets cooking | Healthy Soil Practices for Healthy Food | Scoop.it
The huge institutional kitchens that once fed nearly 3,000 residents at the former Rideau Regional Centre in Smiths Falls have found fresh new life as a centre for local food.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaytlyn Creutzberg
Scoop.it!

Ontario Regional Food Hub Survey | Nourishing Communities

This survey will help us to report on the current capacity of food hubs in Ontario, and recommend improvements for farmers, processors, distributors, retailers and restaurants. The ultimate goal is to help funding agencies to understand community and business needs, where funding/resource gaps exist, and how to effectively support operations such as yours.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaytlyn Creutzberg
Scoop.it!

Got local food? A new report highlights trends | National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

Got local food? A new report highlights trends | National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition | Healthy Soil Practices for Healthy Food | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaytlyn Creutzberg
Scoop.it!

We can't Control Floods without Farmers

We can't Control Floods without Farmers | Healthy Soil Practices for Healthy Food | Scoop.it
Simple arithmetic tells us that a few tweaks to farming could make a huge difference to Britain’s ability to cope with floods – and with the droughts we could be facing in a few months’ time. The catchment area that picks up the ra
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaytlyn Creutzberg
Scoop.it!

Is Soil Carbon Enough?

Is Soil Carbon Enough? | Healthy Soil Practices for Healthy Food | Scoop.it
But are solutions enough anymore?...In other words, how do we help foster a regenerative carbon economy?
more...
Scooped by Kaytlyn Creutzberg
Scoop.it!

The Crisis: Regeneration or Degeneration?

The Crisis: Regeneration or Degeneration? | Healthy Soil Practices for Healthy Food | Scoop.it

Interview with Ronnie Cummins and Dr. Vandana Shiva at the 2015
Regeneration International Conference

ORGANIC CONSUMERS ASSOCIATION BY RONNIE CUMMINS 

‘If governments won’t solve the climate, hunger, health, and democracy
crises, then the people will.‘ - Dr.Vandana Shiva, speaking at the founding meeting of Regeneration International, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica, June 8, 2015

Kaytlyn Creutzberg's insight:

Connecting the dots: Melting polar ice caps, dying oceans, global warming? The corporate take-over of governments, commerce and the world food supply? The loss of the world’s fertile, life-sustaining soil and biodiversity, along with the loss of indigenous seeds and knowledge? Read more.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaytlyn Creutzberg
Scoop.it!

Regenerative Agriculture: Sowing Health, Sustainability and Climate Stability

Regenerative Agriculture: Sowing Health, Sustainability and Climate Stability | Healthy Soil Practices for Healthy Food | Scoop.it
Destruction of land and soil by poor farming isn't inevitable.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaytlyn Creutzberg
Scoop.it!

Regenerating Our Soils Is Key for Saving Mankind

Regenerating Our Soils Is Key for Saving Mankind | Healthy Soil Practices for Healthy Food | Scoop.it
Regenerating soils and creating new fertile topsoil come down to mimicking nature -- increasing the carbon content is a key component of soil fertility.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaytlyn Creutzberg
Scoop.it!

Home

Home | Healthy Soil Practices for Healthy Food | Scoop.it

If it is possible to regenerate our soils, whilst regenerating our food culture and health at the same time, then why don’t we do that?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaytlyn Creutzberg
Scoop.it!

Soil as Carbon Storehouse: New Weapon in Climate Fight? by Judith D. Schwartz: Yale Environment 360

Soil as Carbon Storehouse: New Weapon in Climate Fight? by Judith D. Schwartz: Yale Environment 360 | Healthy Soil Practices for Healthy Food | Scoop.it
The degradation of soils from unsustainable agriculture and other development has released billions of tons of carbon into the atmosphere. But new research shows how effective land restoration could play a major role in sequestering CO2 and slowing climate change.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaytlyn Creutzberg
Scoop.it!

Build Healthy Soil Through Regenerative Grazing

Build Healthy Soil Through Regenerative Grazing | Healthy Soil Practices for Healthy Food | Scoop.it
Prevent overgrazing and desertification with intensive regenerative grazing.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaytlyn Creutzberg
Scoop.it!

Soils help to combat and adapt to climate change by playing a key role in the carbon cycle

Soils help to combat and adapt to climate change by playing a key role in the carbon cycle | Healthy Soil Practices for Healthy Food | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaytlyn Creutzberg
Scoop.it!

Quad Cities Food Hub

Quad Cities Food Hub | Healthy Soil Practices for Healthy Food | Scoop.it
Kaytlyn Creutzberg's insight:

Erasing municipal borders, as was the idea with the 5 county food hub in Mid-Western Ontario.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaytlyn Creutzberg
Scoop.it!

Guelph food hub aims to connect farmers and consumers

The Guelph Wellington Community Co-op is launching an online “food hub” to connect local farmers and gardeners directly with consumers.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kaytlyn Creutzberg
Scoop.it!

Agknowledge Forum... making 'local' accessible

Agknowledge Forum... making 'local' accessible | Healthy Soil Practices for Healthy Food | Scoop.it
The annual AgKnowledge Forum, hosted by the Christian Farmers’ Federation of Ontario, Simcoe County Federation of Agriculture, and Holland Marsh Growers Association in partnership with Nottawasaga Futures, provides a forum for the discussion of current issues in the Agri-Food sector.
Kaytlyn Creutzberg's insight:

"But the proposal is stalled: without further research and background information, including an agri-food inventory, it’s hard to provide details of how a hub might operate, where it could be located, and what it would cost."

more...
No comment yet.