FOUA Presentation: What Healthy Soils Mean to You — and Beyond

Saturday, September 16, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Arlington Central Library

Come learn about what healthy soils mean to you, your health, your community, clean water and even climate change. We’ll have a few short films and a panel discussion with local experts on healthy soils in your own backyard, in the community, on local farms, and for the planet. 


  • Betsy Nicholas, Executive Director, Waterkeepers Chesapeake & Maryland Fair Farms Campaign (
  • Nina DeRosa, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia (
  • Nicole Broder, Urban Farm Fellow, Tricycle Gardens, Richmond, VA (

Why Soil Matters – by Kiss the Ground (3.26 min)

Unlocking the Secrets of Soil — USDA – NRCS (2.44 min)

Soil Solutions to Climate Problems narrated by Michael Pollan (4min) 

Fair Farms: Are You Ready for a New Food Future? (1.56 min)

Facilitating community collaboration to promote sustainable food systems for Arlington – Sponsored by Arlington Department of Parks and Recreation