Soil - The incredible story of what keeps the earth, and us, healthy with Matthew Evans

Soil - The incredible story of what keeps the earth, and us, healthy with Matthew Evans Soil - The incredible story of what keeps the earth, and us, healthy with Matthew Evans
Soil - The incredible story of what keeps the earth, and us, healthy with Matthew Evans

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As local growers soil is the heart of our gardens. It nourishes our plants, feeds microorganisms and ultimately enables life on earth. Soil is the unlikely story of our most maligned resource as swashbuckling hero. A saga of bombs, ice ages and civilisations falling. Of ancient hunger, modern sicknesses and gastronomic delight. It features poison gas, climate collapse and a mind-blowing explanation of how rain is formed. For too long, we've not only neglected the land beneath us, we've squandered and debased it, by over-clearing, over-grazing and over-ploughing. But if we want our food to nourish us, and to ensure our planet's long-term health, we need to understand how soil works - how it's made, how it's lost, and how it can be repaired. In this ode to the thin veneer of Earth that gifts us life, commentator and farmer Matthew Evans shows us that what we do in our backyards, on our farms, and what we put on our dinner tables really matters, and can be a source of hope. Isn't it time we stopped treating the ground beneath our feet like dirt? In this free workshop, we’ll talk all things soil with TV host, master grower and all-round super-inspirational Australian, Matthew Evans. We’ll learn about Matthew’s new book and get a few tips & tricks as to how we can all play a role in improving our soil to grow healthy, nutrient-dense food. This online workshop is FREE to all Grow It Local members — and joining our Aussie gardening community is completely FREE too!​​​​​​​​​​​​​ This workshop is available on-demand, for you to watch whenever suits you best. Sign up below (or log in, if you're already a Grow It Local member) to get instant access This FREE, live and exclusive session is part of our Grow It Local ongoing monthly 'learn to grow' workshop series — designed to help educate, inspire and support more Australians to grow, share and eat locally grown food.​​​​​​​​ About Matthew Evans: Matthew is Australia's favourite tree-changer. A former chef and food critic, Matthew is now a Tasmanian smallholder, food writer and food activist. He fattens pigs, milks cows, tends a garden and writes about food from his office on Fat Pig Farm, in the gorgeous Huon Valley. Matthew is the star of the long-running SBS TV series The Gourmet Farmer, as well as the recent documentary on seafood, What's the Catch?, in which he advocates for a change to Australian food labelling laws. He is the author of twelve books, including the authoritative Real Food Companion, his autobiographies Never Order Chicken on a Monday followed by The Dirty Chef, he co- authored The Gourmet Farmer Deli Book and The Gourmet Farmer Goes Fishing, and most recently published Summer on Fat Pig Farm. Purchase the Soil book here: Learn more about Fat Pig Farm:

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