Robin Griffeth deals in solar energy as well as water management. His solar collectors are living plants. The water comes from rainfall, which is also managed with living plants.
I am better known as a farmer. Deb and I have been married for 42 years. Our two sons and one daughter have given us nine grandchildren.
We have spent our entire lives in this farming thing and I am as everyone else: “I want to leave the land better than I found it.”
(But is it really better than I found it, or did that phrase just make me feel better about myself?)
So there began the “soil health” journey: 44 years farming, 22 of which have been no-till, and 15 years double crop or cover crop.
I truly believe that a living plant must be in the soil as much as possible. The balance between soil health and commodity production must be achieved.