Because it’s so commonly used, most people think ploughing and tilling are the only ways to grow food. However, those current farming methods degrade soils, damage ecosystems and release massive amounts of carbon into the atmosphere, speeding up climate change.
In fact, nature though has its own “no-dig” system for creating fertility, which can easily be seen is such environments as woodlands, where ploughing and tilling are not needed. To replicate a forest’s sustainable growing system, ZeroDig.Earth developed its own no-dig growing system that works with nature.
The organization’s no-dig growing system removes the need to plough, stores carbon and rebuilds soil health. Its system is efficient and can grow commercial quantities of food so new growers can successfully start and run their own farming businesses.
In addition, ZeroDig.Earth chose to use a .Earth domain because it’s representative of the organization’s commitment to combatting climate change.
‘We love .Earth,” said Christopher. “We are a social enterprise, and climate change and ecosystem collapse are our two key motivators – and .Earth is pretty perfect. It embodies in a really nice way for how we see climate action and ecosystem restoration. The .Earth also domain acts as a gentle reminder on a daily basis that we are part of a bigger picture.”
Following are highlights from our interview:
- High-level overview ZeroDig.Earth (:43)
- What the overall global impact would be if all farmers embraced no-dig practices. (3:17)
- Earth’s services for small farmers. (8:09)
- Why they chose to use a .Earth domain. (10:38)
- What the future holds for ZeroDig.Earth. (11:47)
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