The prospect of building healthy soil depends first on the elimination of chemical fertilizers so often used in conventional agriculture.
“Once chemical agriculture came along, you didn’t need any skill, you didn’t even have to know how to be a farmer,” says Abe Collins. But without building healthy soil full of microorganisms to provide nutrients, something has to be added.
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In “The Soil Will Save Us” Kristin Ohlson introduces leading visionaries who are paving the way to building healthy soil, both in the lab and on the farm.