Secure Our Future by Healing the Soil

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Arable land needs a drastic investment in farming practices that reintroduced carbon into the soil and help it retain that carbon for a long time. We call that regenerative agriculture. So how do we do that. Well this is a podcast about the future but to answer that question we i have to go back to the past. I come from an indigenous community and we've been in the same place for thousands of years like if you're in a place for very very very long time having a system that doesn't regenerate itself is not even an option a day. Romero brioni is director of native agriculture and food systems at the first nations development institute and a member of the co- chidi and kiowa nations indigenous. People have been using regenerative practices for thousands of years but now methods like no till farming and using cover crops to protect the soil from the sun are growing more popular so is planting diverse ecosystems together instead of using chemical fertilizers and pesticides. We can't talk about regenerative agriculture. If we don't about the alteration of land ways we can't talk about regenerative systems if we don't talk about the destruction of the salmon who like spent generations and generations and generations of their nationhood building the fertility of the soil in places like california. So what do salmon have to do with soil. Well you've heard about. The salmon runs in the pacific northwest when salmon swim upstream to spawn. They carry inland all the nutrients from the fish and krill. The aided see when they die. Their bodies nourished the soil. America's redwoods rely on the salmon. It is just one example of the soil being an integral part of an entire

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