By Elizabeth Waddington
Organic, no-till systems are the best option for farmers and gardeners who understand the value of soil and want to take steps to preserve, protect, and improve it over time. Most simply explained, the method relies on disturbing the soil as little as possible and adding organic matter to the surface.
If you are new to the concept of no-till practices (also known as no-dig), you might be confused about exactly how to make the switch to this more sustainable growing system.
If you have not yet seen the documentary “Kiss the Ground” then I would highly recommend that you watch this in order to get an overview of why implementing a no-till approach is essential. We need to appreciate our soil and all that it does for us – before it is too late.