Kiss The Ground

I almost never watch television but this afternoon have made an exception. First one person and then another on Twitter lauded a film which has just been released, so Kiss The Ground seemed a perfect way to fill a free afternoon.

The film is about regenerative agriculture, focussing specifically on the US, but there was nothing which couldn’t be done elsewhere. For example, allowing cattle to graze in fields or collecting food waste to make into compost are already being done in various places.

Some of the examples in the film showed it taking just 15 years to regenerate very depleted soils, so perhaps there is hope for my back garden. In the meantime, at least my daughter’s apple tree produced the fruit it was supposed to this year. That is, big, tasty apples.

The last remaining Scrumptious for 2020. One of the upsides of this year.

NB I’m having to post this post without previewing as WP is playing up. Hope you can see what I see – ie some writing, plus a photo of an apple in a fridge.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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14 Responses to Kiss The Ground

  1. Sharon says:

    Well done with the apples. I’m currently eating my way through a harvest of Fiesta apples. Could see everything you posted!

  2. nanacathy2 says:

    15 years to fix depleted soil- hope for our forlorn patch then. Our previous house had a lot of clay soil in the front and we did manage to fix that with lots of manure- possibly 10-12 years. Good to have an afternoon off to watch something inspiring.

  3. When we had the new land we bought terraced to enable us to do something with the very steep slope it looked like a badly managed quarry! All bare compacted stone. A few months ago I found some photos we took at that stage and was amazed. On the paths the soil is thin but there is some and it is supporting weeds! Nature is amazing!

  4. PS Have you read ‘Dirt to Soil’ by Gabe Brown? The story of turning a loss making ranch into a farm that supports several households by regenerating the soil.

  5. Lavinia Ross says:

    Kitchen scraps, manure, grass clippings, leaves and all that go back into our gardens here. It takes a long time to fix soil.

  6. It’s all there, Helen. I’m glad you had a relaxing afternoon with Neflix!

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