Almost a year ago, I had an incredible conversation with Vegware’s Annalise Matthew about compostable vs biodegradable packaging. Our chat truly opened my eyes to the wonderful world of compost—but near the end, our chat took an unexpected turn, when she started talking to us about soil health and why it’s so important in our fight against climate change.
Intrigued, I set out to do a bit more digging. And luckily, the wonderful Mellany Klompe of the Soil Heroes Foundation was happy to oblige my burning curiosity! Soil Heroes helps farmers transition to regenerative agricultural methods; provides proof of practice on how regenerative agriculture (or ‘regen ag’, as the cool kids are calling it) boosts soil health and nutrition; and connects farmers with businesses that want to support this most worthy cause.
As an environmental scientist and a farmer herself, Mellany helped me realise the vital importance of what lies right beneath our feet. Strap in for a deep dive. Alternatively, quick jump to each answer by clicking the question below.