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7 Ways to Save our Tired Soils

Guest Post for ARC2020 by Louise Payton, Policy Officer at the Soil Association The Soil Association, UK organic certification body and also “the UK’s leading membership charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use and environmental charity”, have organised a Soil Symposium, which …

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Töpfer & Shiva plant veggies in Berlin

Planting vegetables in October – on a sidewalk in the Centre of Berlin :-) To launch the 2nd Global Soil Week (27-31 October 2013), IASS Executive Director Professor Klaus Töpfer and environmental activist Vandana Shiva broke up sealed soil at Potsdamer Platz and planted it with …

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Symphony of the Soil

Deborah Koons Garcia’s “Symphony of the Soil” presents a wondrous world of critters and bacteria, mulch and manure. Unfolding with gentle joy and an unexpected beauty, this ode to the miracle of the Earth’s topmost layer gives us a newfound respect for the ground beneath our …

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Global Soil Week in Berlin

27-31 October 2013 the 2nd “Global Soil Week” will bring together scientists, decision makers and activists from around the world on the topic of “losing ground”. Conservative estimates state that we are losing 24 billion tons of fertile soil each year. What does “losing ground” imply for …

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