Rules of Thumb, 30×30, and the Laws of Nature

The answer is that to avert the worst effects of climate change, tamp down on pollution, and avoid ecological destruction and the sixth extinction, everything—ethics, economics, business practices, basically the whole of modern industrial society, needs to change, to be conducted along different lines, and fast.

Growing a Revolution: Review

The good news is that despite the barriers mentioned earlier, conservation agriculture is catching on—it’s just happening more slowly, spreading from the ground up as farmers note that the local weirdo using these practices keeps getting better yields.

Ohio’s Watershed Moment: How to Fix Lake Erie Algae

Kurt’s farm is one of three demonstration projects in the Blanchard River watershed that spills into Lake Erie. Its aim is to gather field data and help educate farmers, policymakers and citizen groups about effective conservation practices.

Strips of Native Prairie Protect Farm Soil

A new conservation practice reduces cropland erosion to sustainable levels even on moderately sloping land: contoured strips within corn and bean fields, planted to native prairie grasses. The deep rooted grasses slow runoff, trapping suspended soil and nutrients. They also provide habitat for insects and wildlife.