Transition to a Climate Farm

Put soil-friendly practices in place on your farm and reap the rewards of sustainable land management.


You could be forgiven for thinking that an art as old as agriculture should be flawless by now. After all, research suggests that crop cultivation began some 23,000 years ago. It’s easy to assume that we’ve worked out any issues in all that time.

We haven’t. In fact, soil degradation is happening worldwide, and modern agricultural practices are largely to blame. Intensive farming techniques, including tilling, over-application of fertilizers, and erosion, are stressing our soils, resulting in environmental harm and reduced food production.

You could also be forgiven for believing that corporate or conventional agriculture are the only culprits in our soil crisis.

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Climate Farming practices turned a monoculture mayhaw orchard into a food forest.
Photo by Charles Goodin and Mikael Maynard

 



Organic farming has had the benefit of some excellent publicity since the early 1900s, when the modern organic movement began. In reality, though, organic farming isn’t much better for the environment. Because the focus tends to be narrow—ensuring consumers don’t eat pesticide-soaked produce—organic farming often misses the forest for the trees.

It’s vital we collectively begin farming in a way that combats climate change by Put soil-friendly practices in place on your farm and reap the rewards of sustainable land management practices turned a monoculture mayhaw orchard into a food forest regenerating our soil. That’s why a new wave of farmers are transforming the way they tend their land, using a practice called Climate Farming.





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