Regenerating our soils

It’s clear that paying attention to our soils is crucial to our health and future. Fortunately, change is occurring both on large and small scales. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), which is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), has become very committed to understanding and teaching about natural soil health and regenerative agriculture.


Not only will regenerating our soils lead to improved food production, it also addresses a majority of resource concerns, such as water. When you add carbon back into the soil, either by adding mulch or cover crops, the carbon feeds mycorrhizal fungi that eventually produce glomalin, which may be even better than humic acid at retaining water, so that you limit your irrigation needs and make your garden or fields more resilient during drought.

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