Cafe Scientifique Wantage
Our most precious resource is right beneath our feet! with Helen Browning
Tuesday 14th January 2019, 7.30* at The Beacon Café, Portway, Wantage, OX12 9BX
Soil feeds us, our animals and our wildlife – put simply, we cannot live without it.
What’s more, soil is a huge carbon store. UK soils hold an estimated 9.8 billion tonnes of carbon: equivalent to the global carbon emissions made by humans in one year!
But we’ve been taking our soils for granted. Today, more than half of the world’s soil is degraded and every minute we lose the equivalent of another 30 football pitches.
This is a crisis!
Helen Browning is Chief Executive of the Soil Association, runs a mixed organic farm in Wiltshire and has served on various government committees.
* No booking needed, but if you want a good seat, be there early!
More information at: http://cafescientifique.org/uk/wantage-2
Cafe Scientifiques are places where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings take place in cafes, bars, restaurants and even theatres, but always outside a traditional academic context.