Using cover crops has a bevy of benefits. Among other things, covers help increase infiltration, reduce erosion, improve soil resilience and structure and promote organic matter. But what do first time cover croppers need to know to reap the most benefits early on? Hear Will Metts of Metts Organix’s take from his own experience.
‘Regenerative’ is a fairly new term in the agricultural space. In this video, Will Metts of Metts Organix unpacks what this approach to farming is all about and how producers and consumers alike can benefit from it.
Some of our farmers in South Carolina have voiced frustration over an increase in wildlife pressure after incorporating cover crops. We sat down with Will Metts of Metts Organix to hear first hand about this experience and what to expect.
‘When I inherited the land it was very nutrient depleted and didn’t have much biodiversity… cover crops, keeping continuous roots in the soil and [keeping the ground covered] has greatly amended and increased the organic matter in my soil.’ Hear how one South Carolina farmer has transformed depleted soils into land that is teeming with…
Dr. Kristine Nichols is a world-renowned leader in the movement to regenerate soils for healthy food, healthy people and a healthy planet. Hear our chat with Dr. Nichols where she unpacks the benefits of regenerative agriculture for healthy soils in this second part of our two-part interview.
Nat Bradford is an heirloom vegetable farmer in Sumter County. Recently, Nat has transitioned to a more regenerative style of agriculture and talks with us about the effects thus far and his vision for the future.
The benefits of incorporating cover crops for soil building are undeniable, but there’s more to consider for a farmer than just purchasing seed and incorporating them into his operation. Don Jackson found that out first-hand.
Before we began our Cover 5 project last fall, we asked each farmer involved to show us their worst performing plot of land. After all, what better way to display the power of soil health than through taking land no one wants and transforming it into land that consistently out-produces the rest? … For those…