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Cover Cropping With “Beyond Organic” Farmer Chris Thompson

May 22, 2011

Chris Thompson- Out Standing In His Field

We recently spent an afternoon with long time farmer Chris Thompson in Buellton, California, where he talked story with us about his many years of farming, his past work as an organic certifier, and some of the methods that he uses to enhance soil fertility.  One of the most important things that he does to ensure soil health is cover cropping.  Cover crops act as a living fertilizer;  you plant them, and then let them do the work of pulling nutrients into the ground.  Cover crops are an excellent way to amend the soil,  improve soil structure,  feed aerobic bacteria, and  stop erosion.  Cover cropping is one step that farmers and gardeners can take to create more life in their soil!  Look for Chris in The Soil Solution film- coming out this June!

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