Treating soil like dirt

by Anonymous Author

The way we are treating our soil will be the subject of this year’s Kim Hill Hot Topic debate to be held in Lincoln.

The annual debate is coordinated by Lincoln Envirotown and this year’s subject is ‘Soil — are we treating it like dirt?’.

This year’s event will be the eighth of its kind and will be held on Thursday, March 22 at the Stewart Lecture Theatre at Lincoln University from 6.30pm, with the debate getting under way at 7.30pm.

Lincoln Envirotown project manager, Dave Fitzjohn, said well-known radio personality, Kim Hill, will once again host the event, which as usual is on a subject of national and global environmental significance.

“With some scientists stating that Britain may have as few as 60 harvests worth of soil left, and desertification occurring in many parts of the world, it is clear that we cannot be complacent about our soil,” Mr Fitzjohn said.

“This is always a stimulating and thought-provoking evening, which is enhanced by a question time at which those attending can ask questions of the panellists and thereby join the discussion.”

People may register for the event at eventbrite.co.nz or simply turn up on the evening. A $5 koha is requested with refreshments provided.