Growing a Revolution: Bringing our Soil Back To Life
Throughout history, great societies that abused their land withered into poverty or disappeared entirely. Now we risk repeating this ancient story on a global scale due to ongoing soil degradation, a changing climate, and a rising population.
In Growing a Revolution, David R. Montgomery introduces us to farmers around the world at the heart of a brewing soil health revolution that could bring humanity’s ailing soil back to life remarkably fast. The book draws on visits to farms in the industrialized and developing worlds to show that a new combination of farming practices can deliver innovative, cost-effective solutions to problems farmers face today. He also explores why practices based on the principles of conservation agriculture help restore soil health and fertility.
Growing a Revolution lays out a solid case for an inspiring vision where agriculture becomes the solution to environmental problems, helping feed us all, cool the planet, and restore life to the land.