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Soil Health

From Davos: This Idea Could Transform Global Food Systems

Mark Tercek | Posted 01.25.2016 | Green
Mark Tercek

Looking ahead, we are committed to further increasing science capacity in this area and building new business models that incentivize farmers for keeping more carbon in their soil.

Quit Treating Soil Like Dirt

Pierre Ferrari | Posted 12.06.2015 | Green
Pierre Ferrari

United Nations designated the entire year the International Year of Soils. And today is World Soil Day. As helpful as soil is to keeping humans alive, we humans haven't taken very good care of this precious, non-renewable resource.

Toxic Farms, Climate Change

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 12.02.2015 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Small farms are our best defense against predatory plantations. They are also vital in the regeneration of the soil in capturing and sequestering carbon, giving us enough time to eliminate the burning of fossil fuels and slow down the global engine of climate change.

Why Modern Regenerative Organic Farming Is THE Way to Feed the World

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.06.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

We Need to Feed the World" is one of GMO makers' most brilliant marketing campaigns. But that's just what it is, a marketing campaign. But the truth--with a multitude of studies to back it up--is that in the long run, modern regenerative organic farming is the ONLY thing that can truly feed the world.

An Awesome, Under-Recognized Opportunity to Act on Climate

Diana Donlon | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Diana Donlon

As a plant-lover I've always appreciated healthy soil, but it wasn't until I heard a rancher named Richard King explain how rebuilding the organic matter in soils has the potential to store tons of atmospheric carbon that I got true religion.

A Recipe for Great Growth

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.17.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director When it comes to growing food, it takes a village. But not the kind of ...

Not All Compost Is Created Equal

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.29.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director Just as the statement "milk is milk" is patently not true, so is the idea ...

Lynne Peeples

Don't Call It 'Dirt': Why Healthy Soil Means Healthy People | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.18.2012 | Green

Jack Algiere has no qualms about letting his kids eat their veggies straight out of the ground from the fields and greenhouses he manages in Pocantico...

The Next Step: Adding Cover Crop to a No-Till System (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

From Cooking Up a Story: Dan Forgey, farm manager at Cronin Farms in South Dakota, has been using no-till management for more than 17 years. Over that...