For centuries, agricultural practices have eroded the soil that farming depends on, stripping it of the organic matter vital to its productivity. Now conventional agriculture is threatening disaster for the world’s growing population. In his latest book, Growing A Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life, geologist David R. Montgomery traveled the world, meeting farmers at the forefront of an agricultural movement to restore soil health. From Kansas to Ghana, he found why adopting the three tenets of conservation agriculture—ditching the plow, planting cover crops, and growing a diversity of crops—is the solution. When farmers restore fertility to the land, this helps feed the world, cool the planet, reduce pollution, and return profitability to family farms.
Find out more about Growing a Revolution (published by W.W. Norton): https://wwnorton.com/books/9780393356090