While 2015 might be the International Year of the Soil, at HMI, every year is about soil health. We are always excited to see new ways that people are explaining this important concept to the public. Recently we found a brochure on the Carbon Cycle Institute’s website that has a great graphic and explanation of Carbon Farming. In the brochure, they talk about the importance of grasslands for carbon sequestration and the role that effective planned grazing has, among other practices, to improve soil health and the sequestering of carbon. At HMI, we have seen the results of many Holistic Management practitioners improving soil health and changing organic matter from 2% to 6% levels in a only a couple of years. These are the heroes of sustainable agriculture in my mind.
With the recent press release from the USDA noting how they will help promote soil health, interest in improving soil health is greater than ever. To view and download the brochure, click here.