Kristin Ohlson is a writer living in Portland, Oregon. Her newest book is Sweet in Tooth and Claw: Stories of Generosity and Cooperation in the Natural World. Her last book was The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers and Foodies are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet, which the Los Angeles Times calls “a hopeful book and a necessary one…. a fast-paced and entertaining shot across the bow of mainstream thinking about land use.” She appears in the award-winning documentary film, Kiss the Ground, speaking about the connection between soil and climate health.
She answers the question of “What Could Possibly Go Right?” with thoughts including:
- “Cities and human societies are marvels of cooperation”
- “There are a lot of people in journalism… who are looking for the solutions and looking for positive examples to spread around”
- That “every living thing has a mutualism, a mutually beneficial relationship with other living things”
- That “a big part of it is storytelling… when something brilliant has happened in these small incremental steps of healing relationships or the natural world; to tell the story, multiplies it”Support the show