Soil health is the cornerstone of plant, animal and human health. Regenerative farmers take many actions to repair, protect and enrich soil, and to build new soil. Regenerative farmers:
Keep the soil covered at all times.
Increase soil moisture-holding capacity by increasing organic matter in the soil.
Encourage a diversity of plant life rather thana single species monocrop.
Use these and other techniques to build resistance to erosion and sun-bleaching.
These, and other regenerative farming practices such as managing grazing and minimising tillage, all operate to build soil health at the microbial level. With up to a billion bacteria in one gram of soil, microbes are small, but they are mighty!