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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
How to improve the soil and regenerate the soil sponge.
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
- 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.
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