The earth has lost 50% of its topsoil

Organic farming can save our soil! Healthy soil is the foundation of a healthy planet, and living soil with lots of organic matter holds water, has more nutrients, more biodiversity, and can even trap carbon from the atmosphere and reverse climate change. There are lots of ways to make soil healthier, but we think sharing good food is the best way to help the earth. If you buy food from organic, regenerative farming you can help the soil too!

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Biodiversity

Organic soil means more biodiversity in the soil, in the plants and in the entire ecosystem

Water

Organic soil holds more water which reduces flooding, protects from droughts and requires less irrigation

Carbon

Organic soil holds the carbon that plants take out of the atmosphere in the form of C02. That means organic farming can help reverse climate change!

Nutrients

Soil with more organic matter both produces and retains more nutrients for soil organisms, plants, and for you!

The earth has lost 50% of its topsoil

Organic farming can save our soil! Healthy soil is the foundation of a healthy planet, and living soil with lots of organic matter holds water, has more nutrients, more biodiversity, and can even trap carbon from the atmosphere and reverse climate change. There are lots of ways to make soil healthier, but we think sharing good food is the best way to help the earth. If you buy food from organic, regenerative farming you can help the soil too!

Read more

Biodiversity

Organic soil means more biodiversity in the soil, in the plants and in the entire ecosystem

Water

Organic soil holds more water which reduces flooding, protects from droughts and requires less irrigation

Carbon

Organic soil holds the carbon that plants take out of the atmosphere in the form of C02. That means organic farming can help reverse climate change!

Nutrients

Soil with more organic matter both produces and retains more nutrients for soil organisms, plants, and for you!

Organic vs. Conventional

Organic

  • Supports biodiversity

    One teaspoon of healthy soil contains more living organisms than there are people in the world!

  • Cleans and maintains air and water quality

    By not using chemicals and by building soil organic matter, organic farming keeps the surrounding water and air clean and healthy.

  • More organic matter in the soil

    Organic matter is carbon trapped in the soil. This keeps it out of the atmosphere!

  • Nutrient rich soil

    Living soil is full of nutrients to feed all the microorganisms, fungi, bacteria, insects and animals.

Conventional

  • Inhibits biodiversity

    Chemical pesticides and herbicides kill all the life in the soil, not just the pests and weeds!

  • Pollutes air and water

    Unhealthy soils treated with chemicals erode into the surrounding water systems.

  • Loss of soil organic matter

    Organic matter lost from the soil is released into the atmosphere.

  • Depleted soil

    Without biodiversity, soil has fewer nutrients. Farmers then have to add chemical nutrients to help their crops!

Organic

  • Supports biodiversity

    One teaspoon of healthy soil contains more living organisms than there are people in the world!

  • Cleans and maintains air and water quality

    By not using chemicals and by building soil organic matter, organic farming keeps the surrounding water and air clean and healthy.

  • More organic matter in the soil

    Organic matter is carbon trapped in the soil. This keeps it out of the atmosphere!

  • Nutrient rich soil

    Living soil is full of nutrients to feed all the microorganisms, fungi, bacteria, insects and animals.

Conventional

  • Inhibits biodiversity

    Chemical pesticides and herbicides kill all the life in the soil, not just the pests and weeds!

  • Pollutes air and water

    Unhealthy soils treated with chemicals erode into the surrounding water systems.

  • Loss of soil organic matter

    Organic matter lost from the soil is released into the atmosphere.

  • Depleted soil

    Without biodiversity, soil has fewer nutrients. Farmers then have to add chemical nutrients to help their crops!

Soil Stories

Taking care of the soil can be done in many ways, but it starts by understanding the importance of organic matter in the soil. Here's a story from a leader in soil advocacy, Kiss the Ground. They’re really sharing the good stuff, and let’s follow their example!