22 March 2015

Restoring Earth

I recently sent out an email on the subject of a book called "The Soil Will Save Us." If you got that message, you can ignore this blog entry. If you did NOT get that message, then:

A. I strongly recommend that book. It's an intriguing story of what's going on in the soil/dirt and how, when attended to and encouraged, the little critters and natural processes will restore the soil to not just health but fabulous health and productivity. Here's the link to Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/The-Soil-Will-Save-Scientists/dp/1609615549

B. Please see the following encouraging and hopeful pieces about land being restored to health:

1.  Allan Savory, a Zimbabwean scientist, on large-scale grazing lands restoration. This is a 22-minute TED talk.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpTHi7O66pI&sns=em

2. David Bamberger, a Texan rancher, on a different kind of lands restoration.  I was told about Bamberger by a friend who is moving to the area of Texas where he lives ("Texas Hill Country" near Austin). So I sent him a copy of the "Soil" book. Here is a National Public Radio article which you can read or listen to.  http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=123068681

3. I saved the best for last. If those two stories make you feel a little hopeful, this one will make you laugh and cry. "How Wolves Change Rivers:"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysa5OBhXz-Q

1 comment:

dgf said...

I have just started reading this book, gifted to me by Ty for my Birthday. Actually, it was not a gift, it was a loan. My job is to read the book and pass it on to a reader that can also benefit.
Though I have not gotten into the "meat" of the work, the writer has a delightful style that encourages me to pick up the volume and help a bit with restoring the Earth.