All over the globe in many small and large areas, we are killing our soils by the wide use of pesticides and herbicides. We can talk about a Soil Crisis but it is really a Crisis of Civilization. It begins with the Climate and the Environmental Crises - both have directly to do with us as permaculture people. Maybe somewhat more indirectly – the Economic Crisis, brought on by the failure in the international money system (see Margrit Kennedy et al.), and the hunger crisis – which really is a crisis of food costs.