Skip to 0 minutes and 5 seconds SPEAKER: We’re facing serious environmental challenges and the increasing impacts of a changing climate. This course offers you the opportunity to join a Citizen’s Observatory in which you can learn and collaborate with like-minded people to observe and care for the environment. Two of the key challenges the GROW Citizens’ Observatory focuses on are soil degradation and adapting to a changing climate, both affected by unsustainable food growing methods. GROW is creating a community of small-scale farmers, growers, scientists, and policymakers all working together to help address these challenges and learn from each other. We know that soil degradation and unsustainable farming methods are serious issues across the world. What can we do about it?
Skip to 0 minutes and 55 seconds Whether you are a new or a more experienced grower or a citizen scientist, you can learn to gather and make sense of data for yourself. Some ways of growing food can help to reduce the rate of soil degradation and even reverse it to rebuild healthy soils and robust ecosystems. Adopting effective regenerative growing practises is critical to solving many local and global challenges. In this course, we explore some of these practises in more detail. We look at the existing scientific knowledge and invite you to share your own experiences and learn from other growers around the world. We will consider opportunities for balancing food production with nature and promoting sustainable food systems and diets.
Skip to 1 minute and 44 seconds You will learn how to design and conduct your own experiments and carry out rigorous investigations in your own growing spaces and communities to help you discover what works well for you and your local area. How can you then move from data to discoveries and from discoveries to positive community and governance action on soils, food, and changing climate? Sign up for this GROW Citizen Science online course and join a community of soil champions.