Down to Earth

Today is World Soil Day, Rescogita as a company that grounds itself on ecopsychology and providing trainings, coaching, consulting and capacity building with a human and environmental ecological approach, celebrates this day as joyfully as we can, Because celebrating the soil, we are celebrating life-bringing in its main element, earth, which is synonymous with our planet and the life it contains and supports. As we hold on to soil into our hands, in those few hundred grams is so much life, more than the eye can see, from the visible earthworms and little insects, to decomposed foliage, from sports of numerous plants ready to start life anew to tiny fungi coming to life, from bacteria o particles. An ounce of soil can be a biosphere in itself, and when nurtured and cared for provides us with food, with grassland, forests and all that lives is dependent on it. That is why we need to protect the soil and all its biodiversity, because we are part of it, and it is part of who we are, most vital crops won’t grow on sand or rocks, let alone concrete and tar. 

This is the purpose why we support the campaign “Keep Soil Alive, Protect Soil Biodiversity” promoted by the Food and Agriculture Organisation, and help them raise awareness of how important tt is to maintain a healthy ecosystem, on it depends the well being of both humans and non-humans, because indeed most of today’s soil management is one of the main obstacles, biodiversity is being lost, agricultural practices making the land barren, and therefore there is a need, a survival need, for governments, businesses, organisations, communities and even individuals to activate and improve soil’s health, because its capacity to recover is astounding, if we care for it. 

How? By reducing tillage, inversion and soil traffic, by using cover crops,  by increasing the input of organic matter,  providing nutrients, rotate crops and avoiding pesticides, and then we will be able to care for soil in order tor the soil to take care of us. 


Published by Lorenzo Nava

Consultant, Trainer and Coach, on participatory learning processes, experiential learning dynamics, non formal education and NLP certified practitioner

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