Soil Health as Public Health

June 11, 2021 Cristina Redko/Didi Pershouse Episode 6
Soil Health as Public Health
Show Notes

Conversations with Didi Pershouse who describes the nested relationships between soil health, human health, water cycles and climate resiliency. In other words, she connects soil health to public health. She is an educator, and soil sponge strategist committed to building healthy communities both above and below ground.

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Cristina Redko, PhD

Key Sources:

Didi Pershouse is the founder of the Land and Leadership Initiative and the Center for Sustainable Medicine, and a co-founder of the “Can we Rehydrate California?” Initiative.

Didi Pershouse. The Ecology of Care: Medicine, Agriculture, Money, and the Quiet Power of Human and Microbial Communities.Mycelium Books, 2015.

Didi Pershouse. Understanding Soil Health and Watershed Function: A Teacher’s Manual. August 15, 2017 (published in more than 60 countries, free download)

Didi Pershouse. Other Species are Essential Workers, Whose Economies Enfold Our Own. December 20, 2020. See

Most sound effects obtained from :

Ancient Cavern III, CC by 3.0, Carlos Carty

Harp improvisation (RepDac2 & RepDac3), CC by 3.0, Monika Gatt

Munching, CC by 3.0, IneQuation

End of the world (voice)  CC by 3.0, Speedenza

Theme music created by Tim Moor. Source:

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