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New York Soil Health for Healthy Food, Profitable Farms, and Protection of Natural Resources

Interest in soil health practices such as reducing tillage, planting winter cover crops, and using compost amendments has expanded greatly in recent years, yet constraints to adoption persist. Our project facilitates collaboration among the many on-going efforts across the state to implement research, outreach, and policy solutions to address these constraints.


“Stories from the Soil” is an educational series produced by Cool Planet and the Future of Agriculture. 

In this episode you meet Nave Strauss who is the director of street trees planting with the New York City Parks and Recreation department. Learn from Nave about their efforts to improve soil health in an urban environment.

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Featured Resource

New York Soil Health farmer survey, initial report.

Economic Benefits

Browse economic case studies of soil health practices


Featured Videos: A selection of talks from the July 18 New York Soil Health Summit

NY Soil Health News

Urban Soils in the news

In December the Urban Soils Institute based in NYC held the 3rd annual Urban Soils Symposium, “Urban Soils & Remediation Restoration Rehabilitation Regeneration Resilience”.

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Upcoming Events

15-17 Jan 2018

Attend the Soil Health Sessions at the 2019 Empire State Producers Expo (Tuesday, January 15) to learn how you can use cover cropping and reduced tillage practices in vegetables.


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The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.

– Franklin D. Roosevelt

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