Did you know that 99% of all of the calories consumed by humans come from the soil? Or that it takes at least 100 years to create one inch of soil through natural processes?
Globally we are losing soil five times faster than its being created, mostly due to soil erosion and development. In the US we are losing over 425,000 acres of soil every year to development.
Here at Urban Futures Farm we take our soil seriously. Annual soil testing, intensive cover cropping and minimal tillage have helped us build and maintain productive soil, teeming with biological life and the nutrients essential for growing the best fruits and vegetables possible.
So whatever you are eating today, take a minute to appreciate the soil that it came from.