Change Exchange

What: A community discussion group whose purpose will be to explore challenging topics by reading, watching, or listening to content about them and then coming together for a lively discussion facilitated by Happy Dancing Turtle. Participants will be provided podcast, video, and article titles related to each month’s topic.
 
When: One Tuesday per month, from 6:30-7:30pm 
 
Where: For the winter sessions, both the Northern Lakes Region and the Driftless Region will be meeting on Zoom! The link for the meeting will be included in your email confirmation. 
 
Cost: FREE 
 
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Topics: The theme of January - March is soil health. More details for each month's discussion are below. 
 
Tuesday, January 10: Forest Soils - The Importance of Healthy Soils 
Please read/watch/listen to at least one of the following:
 
Videos:  The Soil Story - animated introduction to soil's role in climate change (3 minutes)
Suzanne Simard’s TedTalk (20 minutes)

Podcasts:  Radiolab Podcast - From Tree to Shining Tree  (35 minutes) or the Life in the Soil Podcast  - Living Soil: A Habitat Hidden From View (27 minutes)

Articles: New York Magazine interview 5/6/21 - interview with Finding the Mother Tree author Suzanne Simard

The Forest Below Our Feet - Happy Dancing Turtle blog post

 
Tuesday, February 21: Healthy Soils for Growing Healthy Food 
 
Videos: Kiss the Ground - 2020 Documentary available on Netflix, Vimeo, and Amazon; 
Regeneration of Our Lands: A Producer’s Perspective 2019–Gabe Brown Tedx Talk TedTalk (16 minutes)

Podcasts: Using Regenerative Agriculture to Give Our Land a Break- What Could Possibly Go Right? (21 minutes); What is Regenerative? Where Soil Health & Human Health Intersect - The Soil Collective (1 hour, 6 minutes)

Articles: What Is Monocropping and Why Is It Bad for the Environment? TreeHugger.com; Soil Health, Part One - Happy Dancing Turtle blog; Reducing Tillage in Your Garden –U of MN Extension

 
 
Tuesday, March 14:  Agroforestry & The Future of Soil 
Resources TBD

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Note: For winter sessions, we will only be meeting via zoom. Check back in Spring for an update on in-person gatherings! 
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