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ziq wrote (edited )

Look into no-till farming. Industrial farming kills everything, yes, but industrial farming is just as broken as the rest of mega industrial society. Instead of using machines to grind the soil into sand and then flood it with chemicals and water once its lost all its ability to sustain life, farming needs to move forward to logical permaculture principles that will give us deep, fertile soil filled with bioorganisms.

It's frustrating that almost a century after the dust bowl, we've fallen back into the same destructive practices that make our top soil blow away or run off when it rains.

We get incredible yields with basic permaculture practices and have no need to till the soil. Nothing is killed, instead we create habitats for millions of lifeforms. Deep tilling was invented to sell tractors, it's incredibly shortsighted.