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We have been invited to join our friends at Church of the Nativity to view and discuss the climate change solutions film “Kiss the Ground.” We are already engaged in these solutions in our composting and Black Farmer to Church CSA, and our wonderful farmer friends Steve and Elke McCalla will be on the film discussion panel.

I hope you can come. The event is next Wednesday, April 21 at 7 PM. Register here to get the link.

See you there!

Gary Smith

Chair, Justice in a Changing Climate

Description of Kiss the Ground

“Kiss The Ground” is a game-changing film that unveils an important part of the solution to our climate crisis: the Earth’s own soil! Through the practice of “Regenerative Agriculture” this film presents the research, method, and hope we need to move forward together.

Kiss the Ground presents soil as a way to revive farmer prosperity, reduce flooding & drought, replenish fresh water sources, reduce fire hazards, reverse global warming, recreate regional access to nutrient-dense food, reduce toxic pesticides & fertilizers, reduce dead zones & water pollution, reverse extinction, and reconnect humanity & nature.

We will watch together the 45 minute educational version of the film. Immediately following the film, we’ll have local experts join us for a panel discussion and to answer audience questions.

Panelists include Steve and Elke McCalla of Rocky Ridge Farm, a 30 acre organic fruit, nut and vegetable farm in Louisburg, NC which is Certified Naturally Grown; Dr. Arnab Bhowmik, faculty of soil science and soil microbiology in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Design at North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC; Kat Nigro, VP of Experience at CompostNow, a local collection service which empowers community members and businesses to compost; and Eric Mathis, cofounder of Miracle Grounds Farm & Network in Winston-Salem and director at the Institute for Regenerative Design and Innovation.

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