Skip to 0 minutes and 7 seconds SPEAKER 1: Soil underpins life. 97% of our food comes from soils, and soil is essential to our ecosystems and to many of the clothes we wear, our furniture, and even new genetic discoveries. Soil is vital to our future, but it is a threatened resource. If current rates of degradation continue, all of the world’s topsoil could be gone within 60 years according to the UNFAO. There is an urgent need to adopt more sustainable agricultural practises. We invite you to be among the very first people to take part in the GROW Observatory. Our first online course will introduce you to growers in different countries to share, learn, and test best soil stewardship and growing practises.
Skip to 0 minutes and 57 seconds Whether you’re a new or experienced grower, you can learn to take and make sense of data on your soil. Together, we will gradually take part in more complex experiments in the coming weeks and months.
Skip to 1 minute and 12 seconds How are these soil issues affecting your local area and your plants?
Skip to 1 minute and 19 seconds What can you do to help science monitor soil health? And how can you improve the health of your soil?
Skip to 1 minute and 30 seconds You will learn how readily accessible science can help us understand and improve our soils and growing and how, in turn, people like us can together contribute vital data to science to equipt society to better adapt to climate change. You will compare different methods and approaches with your own. Together with other growers, you will explore how local action can contribute to alleviating some of these global threats to soils. Sign up for the first GROW Observations and online course and join a community of soil champions.