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The Dirty Dozen: Tips for Building Soil Health

How to Carbon Farm in Your Own Backyard

by the Sierra Club, Loma Prieta Chapter, Soils Committee

Follow these easy tips to nurture a thriving garden while helping to fight climate change.  Your garden will blossom as your plants begin pulling increasing amounts of carbon dioxide from the air and storing the carbon in the ground, forming dark, fertile soil.  And for every 1 ton of carbon stored in your soil, more than 3 tons of carbon dioxide will have been removed from the air. Healthy soil not only supports vigorous plant growth but also creates more nutritious fruits and vegetables, minimizes plant diseases and bug blight, and holds up to 30% more water.

Download our The Dirty Dozen: Tips for Building Healthy Soil cheat sheet here.