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Anthony Reyes, Farm Operations Lead, in a field of finished cover crop earlier this Spring.

This post is written by Emily Palena, 21 Acres Education Lead.

Fall on the farm means long days of putting the fields to bed for the winter season: harvesting the last of the produce, cleaning out, and seeding our cover crop. Growing cover crop is among the most important practices we undertake as farmers. Simply put, a cover crop is a plant grown primarily for the benefit of the soil rather than the crop yield. This is a regenerative farming practice that increases soil resiliency and builds soil health.