Food Webs on Farms and Gardens

Image shows cattle and chickens foraging in a mixed species pasture. Orchard saplings grow in the same cover crop mix nearby. A closeup image of the cover crop is also shown.

Farms and gardens that maintain active food webs produce healthier food.  When soil contains sufficiently diverse and abundant live microorganisms, food webs develop.  These food webs release nutrients from deep within the soil profile, and deliver them to plants in eco-friendly, bioavailable forms.  The result includes well-nourished plants that are better able to protect themselves … Read more