We need food and farming for people to survive. At the same time, more than half our soil’s carbon has been lost to the atmosphere, exacerbating climate change and causing problems for all of nature, including humankind.
We are learning how to fix that at Mt. Folly, working with The American Farmland Trust, The Savory Institute, and the Organic Farmer’s Association. Like all wicked problems, it’s easier said than done.
Here are pictures from our spring. You’ll see us making compost, rolling down a cover crop of rye, grazing our cows on cover crops to manure fields, and feeding the soil biology with a compost tea made of microbes, organic molasses, kelp, and fish emulsion.
Later this summer, I’ll write about living soils, the microbiome of the soil and the microbiome of our guts, connected to our brains.
As always, I invite you to join us.