Did you know that building healthy soils on a global scale is one of the best ways to draw down enough carbon to prevent a catastrophic climate crisis? ―And carbon storage isn’t soil’s only superpower; the ways that soil stands to positively impact the lives of billions worldwide are tangible and immediate: replenished water cycles, restored fertility, and regenerated ecosystems. What’s not to love?
Whether you decide to grow a plant for the first time, advocate for the The Soil Story Curriculum at your children’s school, start composting, or are ready to become an official Soil Advocate, join us in showing a little love for the miraculous superhero beneath our feet every day!
Thank you for joining us on the journey to regenerate the planet, starting with soil. Together, we can do this!
How to show the soil some love:
1. Support your local farmers market. Ask your farmer to tell you about how they care for the soil and ask them about touring their farm —this is also a great activity for kiddos!
2. Grow a plant. Start with one, then usually it will become two or three and soon you’ll be a gardener!
4. Compost at home. ——Because food waste is food for the soil that grows your food! Learn more about how cool composting is via “The Compost Story.”
5. Fund a farmer! With $5,500 we can provide a scholarship for a farmer to receive training, soil testing, consulting time and support in accessing markets.
7. Host a dinner. Grab Kiss the Ground’s Free Purchasing Guide and some friends and make a meal from local farms building healthy soil. Take it one step further and read “Kiss the Ground Book” to deep dive into how the food you eat can help heal the planet!
8. Wear clothes grown by farmers sequestering carbon and caring for their soils. Learn more about Fibershed, an innovative organization developing regional fiber systems that build soil & protect the health of our biosphere.
9. Advocate for eco-literacy. Download Kiss the Ground’s Free Soil Story Middle School Curriculum and share with the children, teachers, parents, and administrators in your community!
10. Become a Soil Advocate! The next Kiss the Ground Soil Advocate Training begins on April 2, 2019. Learn how to powerfully present the topics of soil health and regenerative agriculture as solutions to climate change, water scarcity, and feeding the world. ——We also invite you to download the Soil Health Communications Tool Kit, a brand new resource just released today from the Sustainable Food Lab that connects the importance of soil health to business, identifies best practices and showcases private sector actions.
Learn about and follow all the amazing organizations working to build healthy soil, grow nutritious food, and reverse climate change worldwide:
American Farmland Trust
Bionutrient Food Association
Carbon Cycle Institute
Center for Food Safety
Center for Ecoliteracy
Catholic Relief Service
Center for No-till Agriculture
Chico State Regenerative Agriculture Initiative
Community Environmental Council
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations
Marin Carbon Project
Organic Investment Cooperative
Organic Consumers Association
Point Blue Conservation Science
Regenerative Organic Certification
Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture
Soil Health Academy
White Buffalo Land Trust
About Kiss the Ground:
Kiss the Ground is a 501(c)(3) committed to inspiring participation in global regeneration, starting with soil. They are a leader in the regenerative agriculture movement mobilizing a wide array of stakeholders to build healthy soils on a global scale. Their Media program creates consumer demand through films, social media, and a self-titled book and documentary. Their Education program works with schools and teachers to implement soil-centric curriculum and helps brands and businesses invest in healthy soils. Their Farmland program supports farmers and ranchers by providing scholarships for training and technical support along with connecting them with restaurants who will purchase and use their produce and meat. Their Advocacy program trains people in diverse disciplines to take a leadership role in their own communities for regenerative agriculture across the globe. www.kisstheground.com