February 11, 2022
From livestock restoring carbon to the soil, to grain growers rejecting tillage, there’s an underground revolution happening right here in our foodshed. Hear from some of our regional leaders.
"We're trying to put the soil first. One way we do that is with our animals."
"Through testing, we compared the organic matter and soil health of our permanent grasslands to our actively tilled (and rotated) grain fields and found extreme differences in soil quality between the two… Feeding the unseen soil biology has an incredible capacity to heal the planet."
Vermont farmer David Chapman and farmer/author Eliot Coleman explain why the integrity of the USDA organic seal is at risk if hydroponic and contained animal feedlot operations are allowed to be certified as organic.
Want to learn more? The Cornucopia Institute’s Living Soil Campaign contains a fantastic series of editorials, including farm features from around the country.