Thomas Akin – Cover Crops

Thomas Akin - Cover Crops

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Featuring Thomas Akin, State Resource Conservationist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Cover cropping is a soil health-building practice gaining currency in cropland agriculture but also well suited to improving urban soils. Soil-incorporated cover crops provide large volumes of soluble carbon, the best fuel for the soil food web. Tom Akin gives a brief introduction to suitable cover crops to improve urban soils.

Presented at the Urban and Suburban Carbon Farming to Reverse Global Warming Conference, organized by Biodiversity for a Livable Climate, at Harvard University on May 3, 2015.

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