Soil & Soul: The Only Difference is U and I: A World Soil Day Celebration
Join Joanne Butler of ChangeMakers & OURganic Gardens and Gráinne O’Neill of ChangeMakers and Síolta Chroí on World Soil Day 2022.
What can I expect?
A safe space to:
•Explore how we can reconnect with soil in our daily lives in Donegal;
•Look at the practicalities of soil health, with the option to get soil tested if you wish;
•Make the connection between soil health and wider nature restoration by learning about gut health and soil health;
•Think about connecting with soil and the land as healing for mental health and generational healing when it comes to themes of colonialism, capitalism and modern soil management techniques;
•Reflect on the importance of soil in the context of the global challenge of climate change, learning how working the soil can mitigate the excess of carbon in the atmosphere.
According to the United Nations:
•95% of the food we eat comes from soil;
•About 1/3 of our soils are already degraded;
•Over the last 70 years, the level of vitamins and nutrients in food has drastically decreased;
•Globally, over 2 billion people are affected by hidden hunger or micronutrient deficiency