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In her new new book: For the Love of Soil: Strategies to Regenerate our Food Production Systems, Nicole Masters presents a range of tools, principles and mindsets that producers can use to regenerate their soils.

And the independent agroecologist brings a few acres of knowledge to this, after spending the last two decades writing and speaking extensively on the topic of soil health.

“This book is not a technical ‘soils for dummies’ it’s very much about: what are the stories of the people on the ground? What is it that they do? Who are they in this space? I didn’t want another reference book,” Masters says.

Through the book and her company, Integrity Soils – which delivers programs to producers and organisations spanning over 24 million acres, Masters is on a mission to inspire the types of behaviours and practices that prioritise good soil health.

Because cared for effectively, she explains, the soil can provide the essential vitamins, enzymes, minerals, water and everything else that plants need to produce the healthy foods that will give people the nutritional building blocks for a better life.

Catch up with my full podcast with Nicole for more from the pages of For the Love of Soil.

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