For the Love of Soil

Strategies to Regenerate Our Food Production Systems
Narrated by: Nicole Masters
Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
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Learn a road map to healthy soil and revitalized food systems for powerfully addressing these times of challenge. This audiobook equips producers with knowledge, skills, and insights to regenerate ecosystem health and grow farm/ranch profits. 

This audiobook will show you how to:

  • Triage soil health and act to fast-track soil and plant health
  • Build healthy resilient soil systems
  • Develop a deeper understanding of microbial and mineral synergies
  • Read what weeds and diseases are communicating about soil and plant health
  • Create healthy, productive and profitable landscapes

Globally recognized soil advocate and agroecologist Nicole Masters delivers the solution to rewind the clock on this increasingly critical soil crisis in her first book For the Love of Soil. She argues we can no longer treat soil like dirt. Instead, we must take a soil-first approach to regenerate landscapes, restore natural cycles, and bring vitality back to ecosystems. 

This book translates the often complex and technical know-how of soil into more digestible terms through case studies from regenerative farmers, growers, and ranchers in Australasia and North America. Along with sharing key soil health principles and restoration tools, For the Love of Soil provides land managers with an action plan to kick-start their soil resource’s well-being, no matter the scale.

Praise for the book:

“For years, many of us involved in regenerative agriculture have been touting the soil health - plant health - animal health - human health connection but no one has tied them all together like Nicole does in For the Love of Soil!" (Gabe Brown, Browns Ranch, Nourished by Nature) 

“William Gibson once said that "the future is here - it is just not evenly distributed. Nicole modestly claims that the information in the book is not new thinking, but her resynthesis of the lessons she has learned and refined in collaboration with regenerative land-managers is new, and it is powerful. She lucidly shares lessons learned from the deep topsoil futures she and her farming and ranching partners manage for and achieve. The case studies, science, and examples presented a compelling testament to the global, rapidly growing soil health movement." (Abe Collins, cofounder of LandStream and founder of Collins Grazing)

“Our global agricultural production systems are frequently at war with ecosystem health and Mother Nature. In this book, Nicole is declaring peace with nature and provides us with the science and guidelines to join the regenerative agriculture movement while increasing profits.” (Terry McCosker of Resource Consulting Services in Australia)

“These food producers are taking actions to imitate natural systems more closely,” says Masters. “[T]hey are rewarded with more efficient nutrient, carbon, and water cycles, improved plant and animal health, nutrient density, reduced stress, and ultimately, profitability.” 

In spite of the challenges food producers face, Masters’ book shows even incredibly degraded landscapes can be regenerated through mimicking natural systems and focusing on the soil first.

Buy this book today to take your farm or ranch to the next level!

©2019 Nicole Masters (P)2019 Nicole Masters

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A must read for anyone interested in soil health

This is a deep dive into what constitutes soil health. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants a more than cursory understanding of soil health and how it can improve the production of ranches and farms.

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Highly recommend this book

I love how she goes over all the aspects of soil health, how it starts their and the movement that has begun focusing on a better way of doing things. This book is for anyone that’s wanting to learn more about soil health and her journey learning from others and backing it up with science.

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  • 02-13-20

For the love of soil amazing information

There is so much information in this book I would recommend it to anyone I could not praise it enough

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-31-20

Brilliant

One of the best books I have read on the subject. It needs to be read by all.
Thankyou Nicole.

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  • Wixy
  • 01-24-20

Mind blowing

Wow!
Now to get on with it. To test and nurture the natural soil environment and make our world better.
This has been an inspirational book to help me better understand and the insight to get the knowledge to monitor my soils

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-30-20

Shifting the paradigm on agriculture

A deep and profound look into soil and agriculture. Nicole Masters is a great writer and narrator (despite being a Kiwi ;) ). Loved her book as much as I did her workshop.

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  • Bridget Nachbargauer
  • 03-20-20

Love love love your book

Thank you for such an inspirational book!!

I’m just a backyard gardener but you make we want to be a farmer!!!

Love love love the holistic view!!!

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  • Jeremy Sadler
  • 03-15-20

Mind blowing, must read

This is inspiring. Youu have opened up my mind to an amazing world I didn't know anything about. It's full of incredible information and hope. It has changed the way I think and I realise I've been searching for these insights for some time. Highly recommended. I'm telling everyone I know about it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-01-20

Great book very insightful

It's a shame the pdf didn't download with the book, made it hard to follow

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-27-20

Loved the dulcet kiwi.accent

Great listening and loved the dulcet kiwi accent should be more of this on audible

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-09-20

Great resource

loved it. not as polished as some narrators but Nicole's passion and insights shine through. Full of very useful info which I'm continually going back to as I make changes to my paddocks.