It's not sexy, but farmers & home gardeners "LOVE" to get down and dirty with regenerative soil.
-Foodways at Nana Cardoon | Urban Farm & Learning Center
“Nutrient rich soil is the grounding | basis of #local life! ”
-Eat Drink Washington County
What Does Soil Do?...What Doesn't it do?!
Good #soil is the peanut butter to a plant's jelly. Soil acts as a plant's food pantry. Healthy soil anchors & provides essential nutrients to a plant's root system, filters water and can store carbon.
Fun Fact: Soil helps keep ground water free from pollutants, too.
Soil is a playground for billions of organisms, this is critical for #biodiversity.
Below are the 5 layers of soil: FoodPrint.
To be clear, dirt is NOT soil. Dirt (broken-down rocks) plus water, air and organic matter (bacteria, fungi, worms, & insects) equals soil. Both soil & plants are the complex foundation of the intricate soil food web.
Soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all.
-Wendell Berry, author of The Unsettling of America
Home soil is vital in producing #nutrient rich food & drink. The conversation is just getting started. Reach out and dish with us, together we learn and local stronger.
Sarah Confer of Nomomente
Wendell Berry of The unsettling of America