In the areas of East Africa where we work we see a lot of hard backed, over grazed and underutilized red dirt. Our work is to reclaim that dirt and teach people how to return it to productivity.
This post is a virtual high five to Food Tank for highlighting the importance of healthy soils to our planet. Here at RSP we're also pretty pumped because we're mentioned as one of the 22 soil builder organizations in the article.
Soil is more than just a medium to grow our food. When we manage it responsibly soil becomes a diverse subsurface ecosystem that works to boost nutrition, increase water retention and can reduce the need for costly, and potentially harmful fertilizer and chemicals, and that only scratches the surface. In short as soil gets healthier, so in turn do we.
this illustrationIf you want to dig up more dirt on healthy soil here are a few of our suggestions. gives you a peak into the world just below your feet. To find out more about what's really happening down there, we suggest you watch this video by The Soil Dr., Mr. Doug Weatherbee on how these critters work to maximize the health and production of the soil that feeds us. Like we mentioned healthy soil is a microscopic ecosystem bustling with life and