Mapping the Benefits of Farm Biodiversity

Encouraging more functional biodiversity on farms could help increase dietary diversity and food security—and could contribute to solving large-scale environmental problems for growers of many other kinds of crops.

Is Soil the Great New Integrator?

For farming and sustainable development, “improving soil health is like growing an asset,” West said. “Soil that stays on the farm is also great for keeping our rivers clean of sediment, pesticides, and fertilizers. Cover crops, stream buffers, and other management practices to hold soil in place also provide wildlife habitat and pulls carbon dioxide out of the air and stores it in the ground.”

Regenetarians Unite!

If we each take responsibility for our section of the garden as consumers, at global scale we can make a significant impact on mitigating climate change, drawing back down atmospheric carbon previously lost from soil, and sequestering it as stable organic matter.

It’s… Alive?

“Soil is at the center of [human] health, environmental health, climate resilience, economics, and is the basic infrastructure of all civilization.”

The Magic of Carbon Farming

Farmers have always been life givers, as they work to feed the millions in this planet. The service they provide of growing food for all of us is invaluable. The humble age old practice of farming has now taken on a role, that is making climate activists and scientists smile.