If you are looking for a new movie to share with your friends and family to help them learn more about soil health and its connection to carbon sequestration, I recommend you have them watch “Kiss the Ground” now streaming on Netflix.
“Kiss the Ground”, produced by Josh Tickell, was a Tribeca Film Festival 2020 Official Selection and almost 7 million people have viewed the trailer already. The goal is to reach 10 million viewers, so pass the word about the trailer!
This documentary is narrated by actor Woody Harrelson and features Holistic Management practitioners Gabe Brown from North Dakota and Doniga and Erik Markegard from California (an official HMI Learning Site) , as well as footage of Allan Savory at the Africa Centre for Holistic Management, soil scientists Dr. Kristin Ohlson and Dr. Kris Nichols, and other regenerative agriculture producers.
The goal of the movie is to help the average consumer to better understand how climate change has been exacerbated by industrial agriculture, and how regenerative agriculture can sequester carbon in the soil so that it becomes the asset we need in the soil rather than the problem it has become by having large quantities of carbon in the atmosphere.
As Ray Archuleta, retired Conservation Agronomist for the NRCS says at the start of the film. “We get the soil right, we can fix a lot of our issues. Healthy soils lead to a healthy plant. Healthy plant, healthy animal, healthy human, healthy water, healthy climate.”
Even if all this information is old news to you, the videography and graphics developed to help people new to these concepts better understand how soil works is well worth the watch and great to share with others. It is always inspiring to see the results and hear the stories of people who care for the land and who have been creative in figuring out how to make regenerative agriculture pay for itself.
To learn more about the movie click here.