Plants are Cool!

posted in: Soil health principles, Video | 4

As New Mexico is moving into a record-setting heat wave, the cooling effect of green, living plants becomes ever more evident. This short and sweet video by Kiss the Ground explains how it works and why it’s important to keep a green cover (soil health principle #1)
to protect soil life and cool the planet.

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4 Responses

  1. Sylvia Ernestina Vergara

    Hi Healthy Soil Compañeros!
    I loved this very concise, informative short video. I totally agree that plants are cooling and that is why I planted extensive cover crops on the farm. I was very glad I did. Also, I was fascinated by the temperature gun that was used to measure the heat. I would love to have one since temperature is very interesting and important to my process. Let me know where I can get a temperature gun. Thanks for posting this video.

    Sylvia Ernestina Vergara

    • admin

      Hola Sylvia, hope you’re staying cool!
      Here’s a site that has several infrared temperature guns to choose from (no endorsement)
      Be sure to get one that can measure up to 150 degrees Fahrenheit. Interestingly, this is the same technology as is used now to take a person’s temperature when checking for coronavirus infection…

  2. Julia Lusk

    Yes hold moisture in the soil and stop erosion. Thank you for taking care of the earth.

  3. Julia Lusk

    Thank you

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