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Focus on Soil Biology

August 10, 2017

Focusing on soil biology should ultimately reduce fertilizer expenditures, improving nutrient efficiency by enabling plant and microbe relationships, reducing nitrate leaching to improve water quality, and reducing unnecessary soil tillage to aid in carbon sequestration and soil structure. Read Will Brinton’s in-depth article “Rebirth of a Movement: The Concept of Soil Health is Changing Soil Testing and Soil Amending” in the summer issue of The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener.


Still Time for a Good Winter Read

February 23, 2017

The interlude between growing seasons will diminish as we gardeners begin to start seeds in March, but we'll still have time before the soil thaws to fit in a good read. Check our reviews in the winter issue of The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener for some good suggestions – about permaculture, the industrial meat racket, better ways of raising meat, an amazing CSA cookbook, carbon farming and more.