There is no better practice for soil health than the Holistic Management Whole Farm/Ranch planning system. Our entire framework focuses on creating healthier soil through all the decisions and planning processes practitioners go through. Holistic Management has helped thousands of farmers, ranchers and land stewards around the world to create more healthy soil which provides many benefits including: improved water infiltration, carbon sequestration, and wildlife habitat.
Dr. Ann Adams, Holistic Management Certified Educator and Executive Director has put together a list of some resources to help you learn more about healthy soil and Holistic Management.
The First Millimeter: Healing the Earth
Holistic Management and Carbon Sequestration
Holistic Management Regenerates Grasslands
Understanding The Soil Surface
Sequestering Carbon in Agricultural Soils
Heal the Soil to Feed a Growing World Population
Plants are a bridge for atmospheric carbon and soil carbon
See how mycorrhizae and mycorrhizal fungi absorb nutrients
Selected Invertebrates of the Soil Food web
The Living Soil
Gabe Brown Soil Building Health
Introduction to Pasture Cropping
Colin Seis on Pasture Cropping
More Coilin Seis on Pasture Cropping
Soil Critters – Life in the Great Underneath
The Science of Soil Health: Soil Feeds Plants, and Vice Versa
Farming with Nature – Living with the Land
NRCS Soil Health Theater (a variety of videos on soil health management)
The Soil Story
HMI Rangeland and Cropland Monitoring Videos to help you learn how to monitor for soil health
Articles about Improving Soil Health and Function through Planned Grazing
Articles about Holistic Managers Improving Soil Health
With greater understanding of the importance of life in the soil for soil health and for increased land productivity, more people are turning to Holistic Management as a management tool to achieve increased forage production, water infiltration, soil carbon and organic matter, and a host of other attendant benefits. Read the articles below to learn more.
Stories about Holistic Managers Improving Ecosystems & Wildlife Habitat
Land owners, agency personnel, and agricultural producers interested in land conservation and wildlife have found Holistic Management to be a powerful tool for improving wildlife habitat. Through effective use of the Holistic Management decision-making process to create common ground on determining intended outcome for the land and effective use of tools, many people have significantly improved wildlife habitat and numbers and types of species. Likewise, Holistic Planned Grazing has proved a powerful tool to regenerate the land while taking into account wildlife needs. Click on the links below to learn more.