Soil structure is layered. Different organisms prefer to live at different layers in the soil. When we till, those layers are disturbed. The ability for the soil to hold water and provide living space for flora and fauna is threatened. Storm water run-off is increased, affecting the entire biome downstream. But we don’t have to farm by tilling. No-till farming is a way of planting and harvesting without disturbing soil layers. Here’s a great in-depth video produced by ABC News about why No-Till farming could help reduce the impacts of climate change.Continue Reading →
SWEEP – Solid Waste Environment Excellence Performance – cool backronym!
Presenters include: Georgia Marks & Amy Slagle of the City of Austin, TX and Rob Watson, SWEEP Standard.
This is a webinar about collecting compostable materials curbside.Continue Reading →