Heal the Soil, Cool the Climate | Green America

Heal the Soil, Cool the Climate | Green America

Green America is a national, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, membership organization founded in 1982. Sustainable food and agriculture is one of their primary focus areas. In the most recent issue of their Green American Magazine, they feature a story called “Heal the...
Healthy soils can mitigate climate change

Healthy soils can mitigate climate change

Food production levels can survive at the same pace-or perhaps increase-with best soil management practices.  Climate change models should include soil organic carbon to determine its effects on global food production and sustainability. Research completed by...
Web Soil Survey

Web Soil Survey

The NRCS is a great resource for guidance on soils. They have information on all kinds of soils types and classifications as well as information on soil health and research topics. Take some time to explore the Web Soil Survey, an interactive tool to learn about...
Backyard Composting

Backyard Composting

International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is being celebrated during the first full week of May and is a major educational initiative stimulating the compost industry. Its goal is to raise the public’s awareness of the benefits of using compost to help improve soil,...
Get your soil tested this spring

Get your soil tested this spring

Nutrients in the soil must be in the proper balance for optimal growth and production of lawn and garden plants. Soil macronutrients including nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and magnesium are needed in high amounts and are essential to the plant life cycle....