In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, we wanted to address the crucial matter of soil health. Many of us do not appreciate the gift of soil but if we are concerned with our health and the health of the planet, it is critical to begin a journey of self-education regarding the importance of good soil. What your fruits and vegetables are grown in and what our meat-producing animals eat is integral to the type of nutrients that we are consuming. Regenerative agricultural practices help maintain the health of our local soil while increasing the nutritional profile of our local produce. Good soil is also a major factor in preventing extreme flooding as it absorbs water at a faster rate than dirt. What’s more, the management of soil is very important to the issue of taking carbon emissions out of the atmosphere and impeding the amount of phosphorous in our waterways.
There is so much to learn about soil and Kennett Community Grocer is committed to being your teacher through future educational sessions in partnership with the Kennett Library. In the meantime, please check out the Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture website at www.PASAfarming.org. There you will find many resources on soil management, farming practices and learn so much about the farms who will one day supply our store. Can’t wait to buy their products! But we cannot do that until you JOIN US!
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