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AT21-423 Webinar Landscapes that Work for All of Life: Growing Community and Climate Resilience by Regenerating the Soil Sponge

September 20 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Webinar Title: Landscapes that Work for All of Life: Growing Community and Climate Resilience by Regenerating the Soil Sponge

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Comments: AT21-423 Webinar Landscapes that Work for All of Life: Growing Community and Climate Resilience by Regenerating the Soil Sponge, Presenter: Didi Peshouse (AT=2h)

Webinar Date: 9/20/2021
Webinar Time: 5:00p-7:00p

Event Summary:
How to improve the soil and regenerate the soil sponge.

Event Description:
This virtual workshop, led by Didi Pershouse, will deepen each participant’s understanding of whole-systems landscape function and effective land management, with a focus on water and the soil sponge. Biology creates a natural sponge in healthy soils and grasslands that slows and sinks water on a total landscape scale–providing resilience in times of flooding and drought. Many of our current economic, social, and climate concerns are due to a degradation of our country’s soils, in particular it’s sponge-like structure or “tilth.”

In this introductory class we will consider these questions:

  • What is the soil sponge, and how is it different from soil carbon?
  • Can a healthy soil sponge really address our climate, environmental and social concerns?
  • Resilience to flooding, drought, and wildfires
  • Regulation of regional temperatures
  • Food and water security
  • Biodiversity
  • Health and increased immunity for all life on land
  • Local economies
  • Conflicts over resources
  • How do we work with nature’s essential workforce to create conditions for the soil sponge to regenerate?
  • What is the role of thoughtful livestock management in regenerating the soil sponge?
  • Cost: no charge

Register @: https://www.ncat.org/events/
Once registered, we will email you a Zoom link before the class.

Presenter:
Didi Pershouse

Contact Information:
soilforwater@ncat.org

Organization Website:
https://www.ncat.org/events/

Sponsoring Organization:
National Center for Appropriate Technology

Details

Date:
September 20
Time:
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Venue

Webinar/Granbury
Granbury, TX United States + Google Map