Soil Health Resources
On nearly 2 acres, we endeavor to grow and learn with, through, and alongside the plants and soil. This journey is to cultivate healthy, thriving soil as the basis for lush, nutritious, and resilient plants, and beyond to flourishing animals (including us - humans), and clean water and air.
Trees and plants grow in the soil, but it is more than just a medium. It is a living ecosystem, capable of providing the essentials of life to plants and animals.
Soil Health is defined by the USDA as "the continued capacity of soil to function as a vital living ecosystem." Soil function is the ability of soil to cycle nutrients and water. 85%-90% of nutrient cycling is through biology, so without living soil, it is unable to function properly.
Soil Health Principles are essential to have a healthy, thriving agricultural system. We've put together a list of resources that will help you learn more about their importance.