Cover crops and diversity are two powerful tools for farming.
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 still farming conventionally, this bold approach would appear to be destined for failure. But two of our farmers, Bryant and Margaret Harrison of Greenville County, are experiencing just what we had in mind. As Bryant says, “We weren’t able to grow anything on that piece of soil… [now] I’m just looking forward to a few years down the road where that may be our choice piece of property.”
Hear about their story in the second video of our 6-part series with the Harrisons.