David R Montgomery, ditching the plow, covering the soil and diversifying crop rotations

David R Montgomery is the writer of the books Dirt and Growing a Revolution where he travelled around the world visiting farmers who are growing high quality produce, profitably while growing soil carbon.

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All of books shared the same approach to working with the soil: ditching the plow, covering the soil and diversifying crop rotations. Meeting these farmers turned him from a pessimist into a cautious optimist.

Plus we touched upon a very interesting topic which I hope to discuss further in future interviews (and which will be the topic of a new book of David and his wife Anna). How do we grow more nutrient rich calories instead of just calories? Micro nutrient contents of food has dropped 25-50% over the past decades.

Healthy food starts with healthy soil?!

Some tips for impact investors:
– Look at financing the transition, how can you partner with farmers who don’t have the financial resources, make the transition to regenerative agriculture? 
– Look into turning around degraded land and turn it into a net asset.

The interview with Sallie Calhoun we discussed with David

To find out more about the books of David:
www.twitter.com/dig2grow 
www.facebook.com/Dig2GrowBooks/
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