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Healthy soil can do far more than provide ample supplies of nutritious food. Healthy soil is uniquely able to capture significant levels of carbon from the air, thereby helping to reduce the impacts of climate change. Yet industrial agricultural practices are stripping soil of this inherently powerful ability... 


  1. Healthy, fertile, biodiverse soil has the unique ability to draw down carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and sequester it in the soil—thereby reversing the impacts of global warming.

  2. Industrial agricultural practices continue to deplete the health of soil—through monocropping, synthetic fertilizers, and pesticides±all of which destroys the soil's natural bacteria and nutrients that enable it to capture carbon and combat global warming.

  3. Regenerative agriculture brings soil back to life by creating ecosystems that nurture the symbiotic relationships between plants, fungi, animals and the soil. All those fantastic microbes and tiny living organisms in soil are the key to locking carbon back into the soil, and reversing global warming.

  4. Live soil is everything, on so many levels:  by transitioning to regenerative agriculture on a global scale, we reverse global warming, restore healthy soil, produce more nutritious food to address global hunger, revitalize local economies, improve human health and well-being, and restore farmers' independence by ending corporate control over the global food system.

Hands in the Soil


  1. Invite friends and family over for a movie night to watch a documentary—see suggestions here >

  2. Plant things:   flowerbeds, vegetables, bushes, trees, fields of organic crops... all living plants promote carbon capture as a result of the interactions between plants, fungi, bacteria, and soil organisms.

  3. No room for a vegetable garden? Try patio pots, or sign up for space at a community garden, where you can learn first-hand the benefits of compost and healthy soil.

  4. Buy organic wherever possible. Ideally, source products from neighbourhood farmer's markets, local organic food co-ops, or local farmers who use organic and regenerative farming practices.

  5. Start a worm bin in your back yard using vegetable scraps from your kitchen. Use the worms in your own garden and share with neighbors!

  6. Talk to your teacher about creating an on-site school garden where your fellow students can learn about the importance of healthy soil and healthy food.

  7. Just say no to using chemicals (and gas-powered lawn equipment) in your yard.

  8. Learn all you can (and share your knowledge) about healthy farming practices—including rotation of crops and animals, composting, cover crops, no- or low-till methods, zero pesticide use, and more sustainable pest management techniques.

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