Local Agriculture

Healthy Soils: Building on the Forgotten Resource

You don’t hear or see much in the media about the topic of soil – how healthy soils can slow climate change, help us adapt to it, support biodiversity, reduce the risk of flooding, reduce pollution of surface waters, and enhance food security. Nor do we hear that soils can do all of these things so cost-effectively that the economic benefits can be as substantial as the environmental ones. Unfortunately, soil is the forgotten resource.