Healthy Soil: The Key to Healthy Foods, Global Resiliency, and Farmer Legacy

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EcoJustice RadioAllen Williams of Understanding Ag discusses the importance of abiding by healthy, regenerative soil principles in agriculture. He advocates for farming and ranching in synchrony with nature to repair, rebuild, revitalize and restore ecosystem function starting with all life in the soil and moving to all life above the soil.

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Allen Williams, Understanding AgRegenerative Agriculture Will Restore Ecosystems

Due to modern farming practices and human caused climate change, we have degraded a majority of the world’s soils. Numerous places around the world once fertile, are now desertified, including the Saharan Desert, the Fertile Crescent and in modern times, parts of the Great Plains, the Midwest and even the central valley of California.

In this week’s show, Allen Williams of Understanding Ag and the Soil Health Academy discusses the importance of abiding by healthy, regenerative soil principles in agriculture. He has worked for years to deepen our current ecological understanding and advance soil care practices in line with biological processes to ensure a plentiful food supply and healthy ecosystems amid a changing climate. These efforts support the transition of conventional, industrial farms to regenerative agriculture and ensure a sustainable legacy of farming for future generations.

STORY: Regenerative Responses: Growing the Soil Carbon Sponge

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Allen Williams is a sixth generation family farmer and founding partner of Grass Fed Insights, LLC, Understanding Ag, LLC and the Soil Health Academy. He has consulted with more than 4,000 farmers and ranchers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South America, and other countries, on operations ranging from a few acres to over 1 million acres.

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Allen Williams EcoJustice Radio

Hosted by Carry Kim
Intro by Jessica Aldridge
Engineer and Original Music: Blake Quake Beats
Executive Producer: Jack Eidt
Show Created by Mark and JP Morris
Episode 128
Photo credit: Allen Williams

Updated 21 June 2022

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About Jack Eidt

Novelist, urban theorist and designer, and environmental journalist, Jack Eidt careens down human-nature's all consuming one-way highway to its inevitable conclusion -- Wilder Utopia. He co-founded Wild Heritage Partners, based out of Los Angeles, California. He can be reached at jack (dot) eidt (at) wilderutopia (dot) com. Follow him on Twitter @WilderUtopia and @JackEidt