Good from the Ground Up
For over 10,000 years humans have depended on soil. Today, soil depends on us. Due to agricultural processes including higher volume tillage and the use of pesticides and fertilizers—the health of our soil is decreasing at an alarming rate, and without healthy soil, we face more pollution and less cultivation.
Healthy soil is crucial for many important aspects of life on our planet:
- Soil Protection: Soil is a valuable natural resource, essential to creating healthy crops. Healthy soil helps plants soak up essential nutrients, capture carbon from the atmosphere, resist drought and disease.
- Water Conservation: Soil is crucial for a clean water supply, acting as a water filter, trapping pollutants before they enter the groundwater supply. Healthy soil can capture and store water during droughts.
- Vital Nutrients: Healthy soil contains micro-organisms, organic matter, carbon and oxygen to create a nutrient-rich and thriving ecosystem.
- Fresh Air: With low or no-till farming, soil works to capture carbon, preventing it from being released back into the air.
Food companies of course play a critical role in protecting our soils. They can choose to promote sustainable growing practices, and so can you—by supporting brands committed to regenerative farming.
For the month of March, we’re excited to feature Cascadian Farm – a company dedicated to producing food you can feel good about eating. All Cascadian Farm products are on sale. On top of that, we’re giving away two gardening kits – complete with a tool tote, kneeling pad, and garden gloves. Enter here for your chance to win!