Due to intensive, extractive agriculture techniques, soil across the United States is incredibly depleted. Healthy soil, on the other hand, produces nutrient-dense food, requires less chemical fertilizer (and therefore helps prevent water pollution), and sequesters carbon (which helps reverse climate change). Kiss the Ground is one organization that is calling attention to that fact by “inspiring participation in the regeneration of the planet, starting with soil.” In this episode, host Lisa Held talks to executive director Lauren Frances Tucker about the fascinating science of soil and the methods that Kiss the Ground believes will be effective in restoring soil across the country (and around the world).

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