Tom Abood, whom many of you know from this work for environment causes, and for his using his bike as a primary means of transportation everywhere, will speak at The Next Chapter meeting on Friday, August 11, 1:00-2:30 p.m. at First Plymouth Church.
We are going to get down and dirty and talk about Soil and how Soil can save humanity. Thousands of years of poor farming and ranching practices—and, especially, modern industrial agriculture—have led to the loss of up to 80 percent of carbon from the world’s soils. That carbon is now floating in the atmosphere, and even if we stopped using fossil fuels today, it would continue warming the planet. There is a vast kingdom of creatures under our feet—billions of microorganisms in a tablespoon of soil—that take the carbon dioxide that plants pull from the atmosphere and turn it into life-giving soil carbon. The earth can be healed and seemingly intractable problems like climate change, air and water pollution, food quality, and even obesity have the same low-tech solutions.
Next Chapter meets monthly on the second Friday at First Plymouth Church in the library. Each month, we take up a new topic for discussion. Many of our topics are related to aging and end of life issues. Newcomers are always welcome. Questions? Contact Ilene Kasper at firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-887-6688 or Ardis Westwood at email@example.com,