July 25, 2024 #1 Local News, Forum, Information and Event Source for Venice Beach, California.

Venice Based Organization “Kiss the Ground” has a Drought Solution

7:22am

 In support of Governor Brown’s statewide push for healthy soils, Venice-based non-profit Kiss The Ground has launched a campaign urging people to support a petition asking California legislature to allocate $160 million from California’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund for regenerative agriculture, composting, and other land management practices that help sequester carbon.

The campaign is driven by Kiss The Ground’s new short film, The Soil Story, which features appearances by recording artist Jason Mraz and support from influencers such as Willie Nelson, Incubus and Moby, all standing for the amazing power of healthy soils. The film’s call-to-action asks viewers to sign a petition, share the video and adopt practices in their lives that can aid in this solution.

“This is a pioneering solution for a drought-stricken state. Healthy soil is something that everyone can support,” says Finian Makepeace, Co-Founder and Policy Director of Kiss The Ground.

Climate change is the result of too much carbon in the atmosphere. However, agricultural practices such as not tilling the land, planting trees and cover crops, and using compost can help move carbon from the atmosphere into the ground. Soil carbon is fundamental in creating soil organic matter which increases the water holding

Lauren Tucker, Kiss the Ground’s Education and Garden Director, invites residents to get involved with its ongoing events at Venice Arts Plaza, 685 Venice Blvd. Photos by Melanie Camp
Lauren Tucker, Kiss the Ground’s Education and Garden Director, invites residents to get involved with its ongoing events at Venice Arts Plaza, 685 Venice Blvd. Photos by Melanie Camp

capacity in soils, fighting drought, and supports the growth of healthier food.

“If the end of summer legislative budget appropriations allocate these funds as currently proposed, California, one of the biggest agriculture economies in the world, will be the first US state to fund healthy soil as a solution for climate change,” says Ray Archuleta, of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.

“Agriculture that focuses on restoring the soil protects our farms, food and future,” shares Ryland Engelhart, Co-Founder of Kiss The Ground and owner of Cafe Gratitude, the organic restaurant in San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego. “This is one of the most hopeful environmental solutions of our time.”

The Soil Story, directed by Louis Fox, director and writer of viral video The Story of Stuff, aims to raise awareness with the short film and inspire 100,000 signatures to the petition.

Sign the petition here.

For more information, visit www.thesoilstory.com.

Read more about Kiss the Ground in Venice.

Related Posts

Is California Going to Legalize Gambling in 2024/2025?

June 5, 2024

June 5, 2024

The issue of gambling legalization in California has been a topic of debate for many years. As the largest state...

Los Angeles Experience Gifts for People Who Don’t Want More Clutter

May 15, 2024

May 15, 2024

Just like you, most gift recipients in Los Angeles don’t want more stuff. The Los Angeles experience gifts on this...

California: Pioneering the Future of Online and Digital Payments

January 11, 2024

January 11, 2024

In the fast-paced digital economy of the 21st century, California has emerged as a powerhouse in the realm of online...

A Guide to the Current Gambling Situation in Canada

January 1, 2024

January 1, 2024

For centuries, gambling has woven itself into the fabric of human culture; in recent years–marking an era where evolution pervades...

Smart Strategies to Save Money in Your Entertainment Budget

December 30, 2023

December 30, 2023

Many individuals and families in today’s fast-paced world share a common goal: finding ways to save money. The entertainment budget...

California’s top sports teams.

December 1, 2023

December 1, 2023

California is known worldwide for a multitude of exciting things. They’re known for their incredible beaches, glorious sunshine, and fabulous...

Your Lucky Numbers: Six Tips Towards Lottery Success

November 30, 2023

November 30, 2023

Have you ever wondered how people win money from the lottery? They may not always hit the jackpot, but they...

Five different ways to unwind.

October 1, 2023

October 1, 2023

Modern life is always busy and it can feel like your to-do list is never ending. When you’re not working,...

Over Half of Short-Term Rentals Advertised in LA Don’t Comply With City’s Home Sharing Ordinance

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

Better Neighbors LA report highlights the inadequacies of enforcement measures for short-term rentals in Los Angeles, calling for increased regulation...

Venice Beach Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested in West Virginia

December 22, 2022

December 22, 2022 1

Brandon Manyo Dixon arrest in West Virginia By Sam Catanzaro A man has been arrested for the attempted murder of...

The Current Gambling Situation in California

December 1, 2022

December 1, 2022

Here’s what to know about everything from online casinos to betting in the state. In the U.S., gambling is a...

Cancer Cartel Provides Financial Help To Cancer Patients

November 16, 2022

November 16, 2022 2

Cancer Cartel is helping cancer patients focus on their treatment, not the financial stress of living with a diagnosis. Learn...

100 Miles of Bus-Only Lanes Within Five Years on City Council Plans

October 17, 2022

October 17, 2022

L.A’s public transportation network is known for being slow due to traffic congestion. A new motion by L.A. City Council...

What Is the Most Effective Way to Sell a Used Car?

October 6, 2022

October 6, 2022

It’s no secret that selling a used car can be difficult. You have to find the right buyer, negotiate a...