“The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life.” -Wendell Berry, The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture
This year's Building Healthy Soils workshop will be online! Soil is both the literal and figurative foundation of your farm.
This year's textbook is SARE's Building Soils for Better Crops. SARE has a whole database on soil related resources like videos, fact sheets, decision making tools and more- check it out here. Reasons why we love this book are:
It defines what soil and organic matter is and why it is important
It provides step-by-step information on soil-improving practices
There are case studies of real farmers who use sustainable practices to improve their farm production
You should also be receiving some extra goodies with this package and we hope you enjoy this awesome textbook!
This blog is for our 2020 apprentices so that they can stay up to date on program news and events. Our goal is to make the apprenticeship program better every year and provide our apprentices with the resources they need to become great farmers.