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Online Course starting soon. The Soil Sponge: Introduction to Soil Health and Watershed Function

Posted by Didi Pershouse 5 years, 7 months ago

Author and soil health advocate Didi Pershouse will be teaching an online, live, interactive course on the Soil Carbon Sponge (a descriptive term for the living matrix of healthy soil) and its ability to provide regional resilience. This course--which will meet Mondays and Wednesdays for two weeks in September--is centered around her firm belief that we can restore land function on a large scale (to provide flood and drought resilience, food, abundant clean water, health, and safe habitat for humans and all other life forms) at far less cost than we currently spend on fixing problems. 

The course will serve as a grounding in land systems theory and a prerequisite for innovation strategy groups that Didi will be facilitating with various colleagues this winter.

To keep the discussion focused, the number of participants is limited, so sign up soon if you’d like to join. To learn more and register, visit the course page here:

Didi Pershouse is the author of  The Ecology of Care: Medicine, Agriculture, Money, and the Quiet Power of Human and Microbial Communities and Understanding Soil Health and Watershed Function: A Teacher's Manual. After 22 years of clinical work with patients, she now travels and teaches participatory workshops, helping to connect the dots between soil health, human health, and resiliency to extreme weather events.  She is the president of the Soil Carbon Coalition,  and a co-founder of the "Can we Rehydrate California?" Initiative. She was one of five speakers at the United Nations-FAO World Soil Day in 2017.  You can learn more about her work at