Book to Action: Kiss the Ground - A Film Screening & Soil Health Q&A with Dr. David White

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Join SBPL for a screening of Kiss the Ground, an inspiring and groundbreaking documentary film that reveals a viable solution to the climate crisis. From filmmaker and author Josh Tickell comes a film that brings humanity a hopeful message: by regenerating the world’s soils, we can completely and rapidly stabilize Earth’s climate, restore lost ecosystems and create abundant food supplies. After the film, learn more and get answers to your burning questions with a Q&A session facilitated by local regenerative agriculture and soil expert, Dr. David White. 

Born and raised in Scotland, David studied Biological Sciences at Edinburgh University and graduated there with a Ph.D. in Cell Biology. After conducting research at Cornell Medical school and the University of Idaho, he chose to move to Ojai to work in nature based education and organic land management. He currently consults on soil health and regenerative techniques. He has worked with numerous environmental groups, including the Keep the Sespe Wild Committee, Food for Thought Ojai, the Captain Planet Foundation and the Ojai Valley Green Coalition. David co-founded the Center for Regenerative Agriculture in 2002 and worked as its Executive Director for twenty years. Since 2010, David has directed the Once upon a Watershed education program which currently serves 20 public schools. In 2020 he brought the Oaktober initiative to Ventura County. With a focus on connecting children to nature, one of David's favourite things to do is to plant trees with kids.

This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.


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