Soil health matters
Our health is intertwined with the earth– from the soil beneath our feet, to the food we eat, to the water we drink, to the air that fills our lungs. Soil health = food quality = human health.
As a mother it has been exciting and terrifying to learn about the significance of soil health. Plants and animals raised in nutritionally-depleted soil create nutritionally-depleted foods. Plants and animals raised in nutrient-rich soil create nutritionally-rich foods. The trouble is, you can’t tell just by looking at it. No product in the grocery store will tell you this on the label.
We need food from healthy soils to raise healthy children. According to Dr. Zach Bush MD, 46% of children have a chronic health condition. Not only am I concerned about the health of my child, I’m concerned about the health of the planet my child will be left with. The UN currently reports we only have 60 years of food-growing top soil remaining if current soil degradation continues.
That’s why, at Jako Farm, we’ve decided to devote 2019 to this focus.
Keep reading and learning,
Robyn, Jako Farmer