RESOURCES


      Start with these five pieces:

        1. The Soil Story
        2. Edward Norton is The Soil
        3. Why Soil Matters
        4. Soil Solutions to Climate Problems, narrated by Michael Pollan by the Center for Food Safety
        5. Regeneration of Our Lands: A Producer’s Perspective
      Major media outlets are jumping on the solution under our feet:

        1. NY Times: A Boon for Soil, and for the Environment
        2. Washington Post: A secret weapon to fight climate change: dirt
        3. Upworthy: A down-and-dirty look at a groundbreaking discovery that could save the planet.
        4. Huffington Post: A Weapon Against Climate Change May Be Right Under Our Feet
        5. Fusion.net: An overlooked answer to climate change right beneath your feet
        6. The Atlantic: Healthy Soil Microbes, Healthy People
        7. FastCo: Restoring Global Soil Quality Is One Of The Best Things We Can Do For Climate Change
        8. Yes! Magazine: What’s a Carbon Farmer? How California Ranchers Use Dirt to Tackle Climate Change
        1. International Climate Initiative – and Hope – Emerges at COP21: The historic Paris Agreement for emissions reduction wasn’t the only groundbreaking thing to come out of COP21, the UN Global Climate Summit in December, 2015.
        2. “Regeneration Coalition” Press Release: Learn About the 4/1000 Initiative
        3. This Idea Could Transform Global Food Systems, from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland
        4. International Year of Soils: United Nations, 2015.
      Key practices, principles and pioneering work of regenerative agriculture.

        1. Holistic/Managed Grazing: How to Fight Desertification and Reverse Climate Change
        2. Holistic/Managed Grazing: Soil Carbon Cowboys
        3. Healthy Soil=Healthy You: The ‘Dirt Cure’
        4. Healthy Soil=Healthy You: Healthy Soil Microbes, Healthy People
        5. Cover Crops: A Farming Revolution With Deep Roots in the Past
        6. Keys to Building Healthy Soil: Gabe Brown
        7. The Benefits of Composting
        8. No-Till Farming
        9. Biodiversity: The Hidden World Under Our Feet
        10. Biodiversity: Role of Soil Biology in Improving Soil Quality
        11. Biodiversity: Climate-Smart Soils, Paustian et al. (2016)

      Inspired? Read more:
      The Intelligent Plant, Carbon Farming, The Rise of Regenerative Agriculture: Modern Farming With Sustainable Roots, Life in Syntropy

      And learn about Kiss the Ground’s take on Regenerative Agriculture here.

        1. COMET: Farm and Ranch Carbon Accounting System
        2. Marin Carbon Project: Carbon Farming Plans
        3. Carbon Cycle Institute: DRAFT Carbon Farm Plan — ABC Ranch
        4. Carbon Farming vs Farming for Carbon: How to Improve Soil Organic Matter
        5. Open Agriculture Learning Series
        6. Soil Conservation: Success Stories and Tips from Across the Nation
      Some of the main policies, bills and initiatives we’re tracking across California, the US and the globe:

        1. Domestic Soil Policy Examples
        2. International Soil Protection Policy Examples
        1. The Carbon Farming Solution
        2. Grass, Soil, Hope
        3. Cows Save the Planet
        4. Water in Plain Sight
        5. Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations
        6. The Soil Will Save Us
        7. Farmacology: Total Health from the Ground Up
        8. Restoration Agriculture
        9. Permaculture, Designer’s Handbook
        10. Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture
        11. Holistic Management Handbook
        12. Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening: A Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Healthy Garden
        13. The Rodale Book of Composting: Easy Methods for Every Gardener
        14. Tending the Wild
        15. See More From: Soil Not Oil Coalition

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