by Leandra and Emily
We started this session with two videos about the importance of soil. The first video “Let’s talk about soil” was based on facts and taught us, that soil is more than just the ground we walk on. Soil arises by rocks, that are broken by rain and sun. Afterwards it’s formed even more by sun, wind, animals and plants.
Forests and plants protect it from erosion. The soil gets naked and unprotected after harvesting and deforestation. Erosion is not only bad for nature, but also very expensive for men. Land is becoming more valuable and costs even more than before, since it’s getting rare. Because of land grabbing, million hectors of land change their owner each year.
The video also stated that half of the soil will be vanished until 2050. This will lead to hunger crises, since there won’t be enough soil for agriculture left. Following, it will have big consequences for everyday life, too, for example in the supermarket. We have to find ways to apply knowledge to not loose the plan under our feet.
Remeber: Soil is a sensitive living.