Building the Soil From the Ground Up, part 4 of The Soil Series: Grassroots for the Climate Emergency 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

March 27 Building the Soil From the Ground Up
panelists: Cat Buxton, Juan Alvez, Jess Ruben

The Soil Food Web was discovered in the 90's, shifting our collective understanding of the interplay between plants and organisms and reshaping the way we think about and manage our landscapes. Capturing sunshine with living plants and creating soil from organics waste will help us to feed the billions of soil organisms that will hold our landscapes together, minimizing flood and drought, and making room for new people who will be displaced by climate change.

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The whole series runs from Feb 27 - April 24
The Soil Series: Grassroots for the Climate Emergency 
Bethany Church, Randolph, Wednesdays 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
A collaboration between Building A Local Economy (BALE) and Vermont Healthy Soils Coalition (VHSC) 

Calling all land managers, farmers, gardeners, seed savers, citizen scientists, conservationists, town planners,  educators, healers, and advocates, join us for a series of critical conversations about soil health and how we can become response-able to meet the climate emergency we face with confidence. There will be great food provided before and, following powerful panel dialogues guided by VHSC members, audience discussion on topics of food, soil, water, health, climate and hope. Together, we can explore what is possible in rehabilitating Vermont's soil health to hold our landscapes and communities together. This potent – and important – six-part series takes place on Wednesdays starting Feb. 27 at the Bethany Church in Randolph. Suggested donation $5 (donations not necessary). Each program features a social half-hour with great food provided by Black Krim Tavern, Randolph.

• February 27 Ground to Body: Soil Health & Human Health, 
◦ Speakers: Didi Pershouse, Grace Gershuny, Michael Denmeade
• March 13 Shielding Soil with Plants and Animals
◦ Speakers: Tatiana Schreiber, Graham Unangst-Rufenacht, Lisa McCrory
• March 20 Storytelling Panel
◦ Speakers: Katherine Oaks, Maddie Kempner, Sha'an Mouliert, Cheryl Herrick
• March 27 Building the Soil From the Ground Up
◦ Speakers: Juan Alvez, Jessica Ruben, Cat Buxton
• April 10 Social Mycelium: the Fiber of Community Resilience
◦ Speakers: Mindy Blank, Simon Dennis, Chris Wood, Henry Harris
• April 24 A Soil Sponge to Cool the Planet
◦ Speakers: Judith Schwartz, Jan Lambert, Henry Swayze

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Bethany Church, Randolph


32 Main St
Randolph, VT 05060
United States


$5 suggested donation

Contact Name:

Cat Buxton