Soil is the source of all life, literally and metaphorically. All life comes from the mother soil and returns to her. I love soil as my mother and take care of her. Soil contains earth, air, fire and water. She is nature herself.

If my outer body is soil, then my inner being is the soul. As I cultivate the soil to grow food for the body, I take care of the soul and cultivate love, compassion, beauty and unity to realize the harmony within and without. When I am at ease, within, I am at ease without. I am at ease with the whole of humanity. Through caring for soil I am a member of the Earth community and through caring for society I am a member of the human community. Billions of people, with their diversities of cultures and colours, are one human family. I suffer with their suffering and I rejoice in their happiness. Then I can transcend in the sphere of equanimity.

Therefore the trinity of Soil, soul, Society is a way of saying in three words that we are all related, interconnected and interdepèndent. This is a trinity of wholeness and unity of life in its myriad forms.


Satish Kumar

Vandana Shiva

Anita Roddick

Gordon Roddick

Masanobu Fukuoka

Fritjof Capra

Herbert Girardet

Susan George

Jose Bove

Hildur Jackson

Ross Jackson

Carlos González

Jerry Mander

Dough Thompkins

Helena Norberg

Manu Chao

Nina Simons

Jordi Pigem

Iñaqui Urquia

Kenny Ausubel

Carlo Petrini

David Orr

Patch Adams

Thakur S Powdyel

Francisco de Oleza

Josep Pàmies

Fidel Delgado

Felix Finkbeiner

Tomeu Català

Ana Fores

Josep Maria Fàbregas

César Bona

Rob Hopkins

Teresa Forcades

Sarah Corbett

Sophy Banks

Pam Warhurst

Esteve Humet

Joan Buades