David R. Montgomery is a MacArthur Fellow and professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington. He is an internationally recognized geologist who studies landscape evolution and the effects of geological processes on ecological systems and human societies. An author of award-winning popular-science books, he has been featured in documentary films, network and cable news, and on a wide variety of TV and radio programs, including NOVA, PBS NewsHour, Fox and Friends, and All Things Considered. Connect with him at www.dig2grow.com or follow him on Twitter (@dig2grow).
Growing a Revolution cuts through debates about conventional and organic farming, showing how a soil health revolution could bring farmland soil back to life. Visiting farms in the industrialized and developing worlds the author finds that the combination of no-till planting, cover crops, and diverse crop rotations provides a profitable recipe to rebuild soil organic matter, cultivate beneficial soil life, smother weeds, and suppress pests while using far less fossil fuel, fertilizer and pesticide. Combining ancient wisdom with modern science, the book shows how regenerative practices are good for farmers, consumers, and the environment, and can help feed us all, cool the planet and restore life to the land.
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