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...
Book Club: Dirt

Book Club: Dirt

[cmsmasters_row][cmsmasters_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsmasters_text] Dirt — or soil — is everywhere we go.  It is the root of our existence, supporting our feet, our farms, and our cities.  This sweeping, provocative book blends natural and...
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...
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....
What does it mean to be certified?

What does it mean to be certified?

Consumers may notice a new label on the supermarket shelves this summer. Approximately 15 farmers met in Vermont last month to create the standards for an additional product label under the organic certification program.  They plan to roll out the new label with...