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Restoring Our Soil

Episode: 8

Regenerative Agriculture is a relatively new term for a concept as old as farming – establishing good soil and sound farming practices. A global pandemic and extremes of weather are creating new incentives for farmers to try new ways to enhance soil and sustain a reliable water supply. For new farmers, especially, learning from others is an essential resource. A commitment to regenerative practices takes time and capital. Many are finding that the investment in resilience is worth it.

In this episode of No Farms No Future, we talk with Cherilyn Yazzie, who found help transforming dust to rich soil in the Navajo Nation. You’ll also meet Ashley Brucker, who directs the Brighter Future Fund grant program for American Farmland Trust, helping new farmers adopt sustainable farming practices.

No Farms No Future is a podcast created through a collaboration between Heritage Radio Network, American Farmland Trust, and The Food Voice.

Photo courtesy of Coffee Pot Farms.

Resources:

• American Farmland Trust, Promoting Sound Farming Practices

• American Farmland Trust, Brighter Future grants

• Coffee Pot Farms on their website and on Facebook.

• USDA, Community Supported Agriculture

• American Farmland Trust Farmland Information Center

• Stuart, Don. ‘No Farms, No Food: Uniting Farmers and Environmentalists to Transform American Agriculture.’ Washington DC: Island Press, 2022. 

To learn more about American Farmland Trust go to farmland.org

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