May Assembly - Earth



In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
- Margaret Atwood

We all come from the earth and one day - hopefully not too soon - we will return to it, but how much do we really appreciate that which is beneath our feet? While we may think of 'dirt' as something that's removed from plates and cutlery in our dishwashers, dirt is in fact fundamental to all life on the planet - it's where our food comes from, where our waste goes, and possibly even, a major part of the solution to climate change. With the health of the world's soils in decline, some argue we may have already reached 'peak soil'.

Walter Jehne is the Director of Healthy Soils Australia, and is convinced that dirt is the unsung hero of the world's ecosystem. Walter has worked as a soil microbiologist with the CSIRO and United Nations and is a passionate believer that healthy soils equals healthy humans and a healthy environment. From the paddock to the backyard, Walter wants us to reconsider our relationship with 'dirt' by giving back to our soils rather than taking away. Gifted at explaining science in easy-to-understand ways, Walter will take us on a journey - from the earth's crust to your compost bin - and challenge us to get back to nature and back in touch with Earth.

So, come along THIS Sunday, the songs we'll be singing are:

Big Yellow Taxi
What A Wonderful World
When Doves Cry

And again, if you are coming along to the assembly, we are always very grateful to anyone who can bring a home-baked or store-bought cake to share after the assembly!

May 15, 2016 at 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Majura Hall
2 Rosevear Pl
Dickson, ACT 2602
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