REMEMBER | biodiversity vs. monoculture

{ via lexicon of sustainability }

❝ The conventional farmers next door call Rick's organic methods 'dirty farming'(they're 'clean'). Each winter their fields sit idle for months at a time. Since no cover crop is planted (a process returns nutrients to the soil and increases soil fertility), the soil remains exposed to the elements. Wind erosion will carry some of this precious top soil away, and in doing so releases carbon back into the atmosphere.