Soil Health Has A Blackfish Problem

Why Redesigning our Farm System Can’t Be All About the Soil

Sarah Mock
9 min readAug 9, 2021

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You know Tilikum, right? That’s the blackfish.

First of all, I’ll be the first to say, I love Blackfish. It’s a murder mystery where super-smart, charismatic sea mammals are both the perpetrators and the victims.

I first watched it in a student theater in South Africa approximately 1 million years ago, and I can still remember the goose bumps I got when I first heard the line, “when you look into their eyes, you know…

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Sarah Mock

Author of Farm (and Other F Words), buy now: https://tinyurl.com/4sp2a5tb. Rural issues and agriculture writer/researcher. Not a cheerleader, not the enemy.