The African Great Green Wall – One of Humankind’s Greatest Efforts?

Touch the Soil News #1737  (Feature Photo Satellite photo of the Sahara Desert – NASA, Public Domain) The African Great Green Wall is intended to span across the continent to contain the spreading desertification along the border of the Sahara Desert. The goal of the project is to restore 250 million acres along the southern…

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Re-Terra – Time to Get Serious About Food

Touch the Soil News #1736  (Feature Photo – Quezon City, Philippines –  CCA SA 3.0 Unported, Patrickroque01) The Philippines is a small island nation with at population of 107 million people – one third that of the United States. However, their nation is very small. The land area of the Philippines is just a little…

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Horticultural Therapy

Touch the Soil News #1735  (Feature Photo – Gardening –  Public Domain) The Charleston City Paper brings us the story of horticultural therapy. The Medical University of South Carolina has an urban farm where it provides therapy services. You can read the story here: https://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/story/horticultural-therapy-growing-into-a-key-program-at-musc-urban-farm

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Coming Online – One of the World’s Largest Indoor Farms

Touch the Soil News #1734  (Feature Photo – Nordic Harvest Vertical Farm –  Courtesy of Nordic Harvest https://www.nordicharvest.com/saadangoervi/vertikalfarm) Called Nordic Harvest, the company is putting the finishing touches on a 14-story building with a footprint of over 75,000 square feet (1.75 acres). The facility is projected to produce over 1,000 tons of  greens every year…

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Soil Should Have Rights Too

Touch the Soil News #1732  (Feature Photo – Soil Profile –  By US Department of Agriculture – https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/soils/edu/, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1343062) The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is taking sustainable farming to new levels. To a large degree, sustainable farming is about soils. To support sustainable education the FAO provides timely…

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