Summer of Soil
If it is possible to regenerate our soils, whilst regenerating our food culture and health at the same time, then why don’t we do that?
The Story of Soil
Soil represents one of the most critical challenges of this time, affects us all, and is yet still largely unknown. The issue of soil degradation is of such a magnitude and complexity that it is beyond the power of any single organisation, industry or country to address alone. A broad-scale, cross-sectoral collaborative approach is needed. And it is needed now.
According to the FAO, more than 90% of our food comes from our soils, yet current unsustainable production practices have degraded 25% of the Earth’s soils to the point where they can no longer support agricultural production or even natural ecosystems. This degradation continues today at a rate of around 10 million ha per year globally, that is 30 soccer fields per minute.
Summer of Soil was launched in 2013 with the intention to build up towards 2015, the International Year of Soil.
In 2014 we will keep developing awareness and collaboration around soil, and broaden our outreach by adding a special focus on food and nutrition.
Become a part of the movement and visit our Lectures, Courses, Exhibition and Living Soil Forum.