Why will soil save us? Kristin Ohlson has the answer. Kristin, the author of The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers, and Foodies Are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet, is this week's guest on Eat Your Words with host Cathy Erway. Tune in for an in-depth conversation on soil science, climate change and sustainably minded farming. Did you know 80 billion tons of carbon has been lost from the worlds soil? Get an inside look at soil and its importance in agriculture today. This program was sponsored by Tabard Inn.
"Soil microorganisms get carbon fuel from the plants and create a carbon glue that holds together pieces of soil and organic matter deep down to create a habitat for themselves and control flow of water in the soil. It creates a honeycomb structure in the soil." [06:00]
"Scientists estimate that 80 billion tons of carbon have been lost from the worlds soil. That started thousands of years ago." [12:00]
--Kristin Ohlson on Eat Your Words