In this episode, we sit down with Didi Pershouse, a soil health educator and author of “The Ecology of Care: Medicine, Agriculture, Money, and the Quiet Power of Human and Microbial Communities”. Didi explains the concept of the “soil sponge”, which refers to the ability of healthy soil to absorb and hold onto water, nutrients, and carbon. She emphasizes that healthy soil is essential for food production, clean water, and a stable climate. She argues that the way we currently manage our soil is contributing to a number of global crises, from food insecurity to climate change.
We dive into the ways in which regenerative agriculture practices can restore soil health and mitigate climate change. Didi shares examples of regenerative practices that will result in increased crop yields, improved soil health, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Didi stresses the need for a paradigm shift in the way we think about agriculture, and a move away from industrial farming practices that prioritize profit over sustainability.
This conversation with Didi Pershouse is a must-listen for anyone interested in the intersection of soil health, human health, and climate change. Join us as we explore how soil can be a powerful tool for healing both the planet and ourselves.