Does Soil Health Actually Matter?
But no, Seriously ...
In this new and truculent film, a large and diversified network of small farmers challenge the mainstream and modern revolution for soil health, questioning if it is any better than its industrial counterpart.
Does soil health matter if we destroy our neighbors and community in the process? Can we have healthy soil without healthy souls and can we have healthy souls if our society is decadent at the core?
We need to scale the regenerative movement by keeping it small.
Human-scale farming undermines the degenerative mindset of the industrial system, of mother culture. Human-scale farmers operate within the pace of nature and within the context of their own landscape.
The human-scale is a transition from a dependence on industrial systems into an interdependence between everyone, on everyone.
In this way, human-scale farming necessitates collaboration, of communities working together in collective consciousness.
The industrial system requires individuality; the human-scale vision requires the collective.
Teaching Rewilding & More
Robinia is a center for relational conservationism and rewilding's social emergence.
Now the Mid-Atlantic Hub of the Savory Institute, a global organization and leader in the climate-change and ecological restoration sector, Robinia has emerged as one of the premier educators of ecological restoration and "regenerative agriculture" and yearly educates hundreds of students, designs and consults on hundreds of thousands of acres of lands, and monitors the ecology and wildlife diversity of hundreds of farms, from abandoned surface coal mines to localized homesteads of a few acres.
Robinia and its demonstration site, Timshel Wildland, today occupies the ancient, modern, and future home of the Siouan Indians of the Monacan Nation. Together, we can fight indigenous erasure.