“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.
Traditional farmers have the tools to make agriculture one of our most restorative solutions to the climate crisis –but for land based ways of life to persist we need policy that supports implementation and improvement of these strategies.