A Soil Sponge to Cool the Planet, part 6 of The Soil Series: Grassroots for the Climate Emergency 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

A Soil Sponge to Cool the Planet

Water is life! Living soil is the greatest storage tank and filter of fresh water, but it’s being depleted globally, resulting in water scarcity, desertification, flooding, droughts, declining water quality and poor public health. With good land stewardship and proper planning, we can harvest water and sink it into the ground, restoring water cycles, improving ecosystem health and cooling the planet simultaneously. There is enough cooling available to actually cool faster than greenhouse gasses are now warming.

Henry Swayze, Former grazer, cool the planet NOW activist, Greenzine radio WFVR-lp
Jan Lambert, Author of Water, Land and Climate: The Critical Connection, Co- founder of Voices of Water for Climate; Editor of The Valley Water Journal (online newsletter)
Judith D. Schwartz, Author of Water In Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World and Cows Save the Planet and Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth

To learn more about our speakers visit www.vermonthealthysoilscoalition.org

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

For details on individual events, visit www.vermonthealthysoilscoalition.org


Bethany Church, Randolph


32 Main St
Randolph, VT 05060
United States


$5 suggested donation

Contact Name:

Cat Buxton