Film: The Living Soil (1h 10min)
Gather with community members to not only learn from experts why the climate is in crisis, but also to discuss actions we can take in our own lives.
Our soils support 95 percent of all food production, and by 2060, our soils will be asked to give us as much food as we have consumed in the last 500 years. They filter our water. They are one of our most cost-effective reservoirs for sequestering carbon. They are our foundation for biodiversity. And in the last 150 years, we’ve lost half of the basic building block that makes soil productive. The societal and environmental costs of soil loss and degradation in the United States alone are now estimated to be as high as $85 billion every single year.
Come watch this 60-minute documentary, which features innovative farmers and soil health experts throughout the U.S.
Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library, the Ames Climate Action Team, and The Green Umbrella at Iowa State University. Supported by the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation.
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