Soil health is essential for ensuring the long-term viability of farming and sustainability of the environment. This report tells the stories of 14 farmers in the Greenbelt who are using a variety of practices to improve their soil health. Farming different crops in different regions across the Greenbelt, these farmers are taking leadership in protecting and conserving the rich diversity of soils in the Greenbelt that are critical to our food system.
“Recall that whatever lofty things you might accomplish today, you will do them only because you first ate something that grew out of the dirt.” — Barbara Kingsolver
Our challenge, as a society, is to support a food system that will work for today while preserving soil for tomorrow. We are all a part of the solution: farmers, eaters, scientists, and policy-makers alike. Through the stories of these Greenbelt Farmers, learn the history of Greenbelt soils, gain a greater understanding of soil structure, and explore the ways in which we are all responsible for soil conservation.