On June 27, 2017 I traveled to Kutztown, Pennsylvania for a tour of the Rodale Institute. The visit, organized by the Alice Ferguson Foundation, was an opportunity to experience first hand how the power of sustainable agriculture can simultaneously improve our environment and build community wealth.
I’m still a novice when it comes to healthy soils, but the opportunities seem limitless. Not only does implementing healthy soil practices do the obvious – build healthy soil – but it results in land that sequesters carbon, has higher production yields, and better withstands extreme weather. Healthy soil builds healthier environments. If that is not enough? It is bringing together diverse stakeholders; ones that have not traditionally worked together or found each other working on the same team.
I am looking forward to continue learning and seeing where the momentum around healthy soils takes the work in Maryland and beyond.