The best farms and gardens don’t begin with great broccoli, or beautiful flowers, or healthy pork. All the best farming starts with good soil. One might say that farmers aren’t primarily responsible for food (though certainly that is a beneficial outcome), but for soil. When the soil is good, great production is the inevitable outcome. If a farmer desires to get good things out of the soil, they must put good things into it. Managing that cycle is the critical function of agriculture.
This is why compost plays such an important part of any good food system. Compost is the process of returning to the ground that which comes from the ground. Nutrients that were extracted are re-invested. Compost takes those things that have run their course, breaks down the remaining nutrients, and turns them into som….
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