Online lecture – shining a light on soil – January 18th, 2021

Healthy soil is crucial. We need it for so many things from food production, to flood defences to combating climate change. So why are we taking our soil for granted?

Many thanks to our fantastic speakers and all those who joined us for a special CPRE Zoom event to hear more about the importance of soil, and the role of farmland ponds in increasing biodiversity.

The event was chaired by Debbie McConnell (Chair – CPRE Lancashire, Liverpool City Region & Greater Manchester).

Our first speaker, Chris Molyneux of the Molyneux Kale Company, inspired us all with his enthusiasm for soil and its inhabitants of all shapes and sizes, as well as briefing us on specific measures being taken to make the farm more sustainable.

Our second speaker was Helen Greaves of UCL’s Ponds Restoration Research Group, a PhD researcher who has been involved in ponds research and restoration projects across England, including the Great Twin Ponds Dig project, one of the sites of which was on Chris’s farm.

If you missed the event, you can watch it by clicking the image below (opens in new tab):

Shining a light on soil video link

Interested to find out more about the key issues impacting soil health? http://stories.cpre.org.uk/saveoursoils/index.html#group-Introduction-Xw2Mv2fCiz

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