Boosting the Soil with Cover Crops This Fall
November 3, 2020 - These reed canary experiments are challenging, labor intensive, and essential for the integrity of our farm and climate.
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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.