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Kris Nichols

Dr. Kris Nichols, an experienced speaker and teacher, is a leader in the movement to regenerate soils for healthy food, people and a planet. Her current focus is to address current and future agricultural needs by exploring the similarities between the soil and gut microbomes by looking at the carbon key. Dr. Nichols was the chief scientist at Rodale Institute for 3.5 years, and is now the founder and principle scientist at KRIS (Knowledge for Regeneration and Innovation in Soils) Systems Education & Consultation and a sub-contractor with Soil Health Consulting, Inc.

In this podcast below with agronomist John Kempf, Dr. Nichols discusses how fungi can be utilized to decrease the use of synthetic fertilizers, the intricacies of the symbiosis between bacteria and water retention, and growing climate-resilient crops.