Get Ready Everybody, Soil Health = Planetary Health and It’s Coming To You

Dear Friends,

I would like to give you a brief update on what I have been up to.  Traveling and sharing.  Learning and revising.  Flying and driving.   Traveling and sharing.  Sleeping and not sleeping.   Traveling and sharing.  Crying and laughing.  Talking and listening. Did I mention traveling and sharing?

This year, 2015 has been a whirlwind of riding the wave of life that goes with being a microherder.  I moved to California last December, by the end of the year I will have spent less than 5 months at home!  This is because you and your communities want to learn about soil health but beyond that, you want to be doing all you can to be a part of what had better go down in history as the decade where humans built soil.  Soil erosion, land loss, and food insecurity will be a thing of the past if we play our cards right.  We have the tools.  We have all of the tools.  Yes, there will always be more to learn and lessons to revise but a solid foundation of land productivity and health is nestled in the triad of balance of organic matter, mineral and biological presence in soil.  We know this.

I have been accepting as many invitations as possible and teaching all that I have learned about soil building practices to assist this vision of building soil humus sail along.  I have been back and forth across America, into Eastern Europe and South Africa and let me say this, BIG THINGS ARE HAPPENING!!!

Hundreds of scientific publications are rolling out about the human biome, soil biome, CO2 and carbon sequestration.  When the information is combined, the vine that ties the pieces together is that the heart of healing begins below your feet, it’s in the earth.  Well, it should be in the earth.

It is time to compensate responsible land management practices taking place in gardening, farming, grazing and ecological restoration.  This is how we are going to do it:

To all of you that have invited me to your homes, schools, conferences, farms and communities, thank you.   May you, your land and communities be blessed with this fall harvest and for the harvests to come.

A sincere thank you is extended to those of you who have made financial and social contributions to the work of the Fair Carbon Exchange.  We are working as smartly as possible and I would have to say that with your assistance, it’s working.

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association


Hi Microherders! For those of you in the East, and for those of you that want to be, come on in to the Carolina Farm Stewardship Conference.  There are so many experienced speakers (55!) with knowledge on topics like bees, soil, grazing, food preservation, financial support, activism, herbalism…oh this list goes on and on and I get slightly giddy about it.   The attendants are a lively crew, ready to share their experiences as well.

I’ll be there too!  I will be offering a pre-conference microscope course.  This is not to be missed as it will put the power of understanding what is in your soil and compost into your own hands.  How cool is that?  Have you ever wondered what critters are in that biological product you just purchased?  Wonder no more, because after this course you will be able to pop a sample under the scope and check it out for yourself.   The pre-conference course is capped at 25 people and it’s filling up.  If you have a microscope bring it!  If you want to get one, get this one.

Here is a link to the site for more information and to register for the not to be missed event.

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I hope to see you this November for a stellar event.  Blessings to you and yours!