group is here to inform you about soil and how important it is for our
survival! Soil is not to be taken lightly, and we have so much to tell
you about it and the key features that makes Organic farming so
different from conventional farming of crops.
Only 10% of the
World's land area is suitable for growing crops. One hectare of land is
lost every 7.67 seconds. With us losing land so quickly, other ways of
managing land must be looked at. With the World population increasing by
five people each second, the demand for suitable land to grow food on
in this tight economy is becoming even higher. While conventional
farming is a more "realistic" way of keeping up with our demand, we are
destroying a lot of things at the same time.
The use of machines compacts soil which limits the amount
of water that can get into the soil and be used to transfer nutrients
between plants and soil. When an environment is not diverse, it also
makes it inhabitable for important organisms like Earthworms, etc that
are also essential for optimal soil health. Without organisms being used
in varying processes that keep soil healthy, the soil isn't being used
properly to get what we want out of it.
Organic farming uses an
array of different methods that keeps everything balanced between soil
and the atmosphere. Things like rotating crops in different sections of
soil helps keep disease at bay by bringing in different kinds of plants
that have their own way of fighting off disease; this important method
keeps soil healthy and allows us to use the soil longer for crop
Another thing that makes Organic farming different
from conventional farming is how labor-intensive it can be; you need
lots of hands to keep an Organic farm going! While this may seem like a
disadvantage, it's also a good and effective way of transferring
information between individuals; very few people have knowledge in soils
which is very unfortunate. The more we know about how to help our
soils, the more we are able to get out of them and also consider our use
that can be used to help further generations survive!