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Magic Of Soil
“The Only Magic Material that Turns Death into Life.”
The Save Soil movement is about bringing humanity together to keep the magic of soil alive.
Soil is the basis of our lives. But…
Agriculture, deforestation, and other factors have degraded and eroded topsoil at alarming rates. Globally, 52% of agricultural land is already degraded. The planet is in crisis. If current rates of soil degradation continue, this would be the end of life as we know it.
Soil: A holistic solution
Almost every major ecological crisis is, to some degree or form, a consequence or symptom of the degradation of soil.Similarly, almost every environmental or environment-related pain point can be addressed by creating healthy soil.
It is, in fact, a fallacy to think we can address any one aspect of our environment without addressing the whole, because no aspect of the ecosystem functions in isolation. No solution is complete until we become conscious that life is one single complex phenomenon, all of which is happening in unison. In many ways, Soil is the underlying platform upon which life springs forth. If we fix soil, we have the best chance of fixing the whole.
This is Mary Law… I am a resident of the Hana district and excited to be the local Save Soil representative here on Maui. Save Soil is a global initiative working to raise awareness of the need to press for incentives and laws that encourage improving soil organic matter and health. Currently we are organizing to help the public give input this fall into the US Farm Bill to improve soil over the next 5 years.
Here are some excerpts from http://www.savesoil.org:
- 52% of agricultural soils are already degraded.
- Over 2 billion people suffer from nutritional deficiencies.
- A tablespoon of soil contains more microbes than there are humans on the planet.
In this inclusive undertaking of Save Soil Movement, governments, UN agencies, global leaders, organizations, eminent members of the environmental and scientific community, corporate and individual citizens are uniting behind a common purpose to address the alarming crisis of Soil Extinction. For our children and future generations, it is critical to leave behind a planet capable of producing nutritious food and sustaining all life.
The Save Soil Movement will work toward this by:
- Turning the world attention to our dying soil.
- Inspiring about 4 billion people (60% of the world’s electorate of 5.26 billion) to support policy redirections to safeguard, nurture and sustain soils.
- Driving national policy changes in 193 nations toward raising and maintaining the organic content of soils to a minimum of 3-6%.
Everyone is encouraged to join and become an Earth Buddy to spread the word. Brochures, flyers, educational materials, and more are available in the Toolkit section of the website. Join us on social media to stay up on the latest activities or check us out when we are at the Hana Farmer’s Market. Save Soil!