"Organic without soil is like democracy without people."
December 21, 2016
Soil And Carbon
December 5, 2016
Is the USDA 'Certified Organic' label on a descent to irrelevance?
December 30, 2015
Soil 101 - United Nations Intro to Soil
December 8, 2015
The Link Between Soil Health and Human Health
December 3, 2015
Hydroponics - What's the Big Deal?
November 20, 2015
Organic faithful press USDA to boot certification of hydroponics
November 18, 2015
Moving agriculture into the 21st century: Dr. John Reganold (TEDx)
November 17, 2015
If He Can Make Her So - by Haniel Long
Sign the Petition to Keep Soil in Organic
November 12, 2015
Scenes from the Farmer Protest
Feed the Soil, Not the Plant
October 13, 2015
The living roots enfold the soil, the soil
The living roots – between them is forever
The secret ritual of their nourishment.
Without the roots the earth must blow away,
And out of earth roots wither.
Nobody knows what the soil is, except
That it is something working towards a balance,
Something that balances itself with death
As well as life, and needs long years to do so.
If the wide earth has anywhere done better
Because of men, be sure they were good men,
Each of whom tended his own bit of ground
Humbly, and went down into it at last
His heart already changed to a rich compost.
Many thanks to Eliot Coleman for digging up this poem by Haniel Long, 1968.
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