Join the Living River Group and author Kristin Ohlson to celebrate Earth Day by discussing her book The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers, and Foodies Are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet. Thousands of years of poor farming, ranching, and land practices, especially modern industrial agriculture, have led to the loss of 80 billion tons of carbon from the world’s soils. That carbon is now floating in the atmosphere, and even if we stopped using fossil fuels today, it would continue warming the planet. In The Soil Will Save Us, journalist and bestselling author Kristin Ohlson makes an elegantly argued, passionate case for "our great green hope", a way in which we can not only heal the land but also turn atmospheric carbon into beneficial soil carbon and potentially reverse global warming. Copies are available for checkout at the Vermillion Public Library and can also be purchased on Amazon. The book discussion will take place on Saturday, April 20th at 1:00 pm in the Vermillion Public Library Kozak Room.