Soul Fire Farm’s guide How Alive is my Soil? presents soil testing methods that can be performed in the field by farmers, gardeners, or anyone who desires to understand and appreciate soil from a different perspective.
“Most of us don’t really know what it is like to run out of water. Our farmers have had some good hints about it. They will tell you when you are out of water, you are out of water. My own story illustrates that.” Soil Health Champion Lynn Montgomery, Placitas, NM
There is a powerful, beneficial partnership between the hydrologic cycle circulating life-giving water and the carbon-based, soil-building, carbon-cycling life in the soil—known as the soil-carbon sponge.