Podcast #203 – Gabe Brown, Soil Builder

We are inspired by the story of how Gabe Brown, a rancher in North Dakota, has managed with careful use of some basic techniques to more than triple the organic content and fertility of his soil.

gabe brown thumbnailListen as he lays out for us how he did it step by step, even while struggling with natural disasters that threatened the survival of his farm. His principal tools:
* A constantly shifting diverse mix of cover crops
* Rotational grazing
* Careful sequencing of land use
* Frequent testing for organic matter and moisture retention

Listen – 23:23 As you listen, you’ll learn why Gabe is dissatisfied even now with his soil quality and believes it can be even better. You’ll also hear why he doesn’t care for the term “sustainable” as it relates to farms. You can check out Gabe’s web site at

www.brownsranch.us.

One of the first steps Gabe took to improve his soil was to sell all his tilling equipment  so he wouldn't be tempted to use it. His results speak for themselves.
]4 One of the first steps Gabe took to improve his soil was to sell all his tilling equipment so he wouldn’t be tempted to use it. His results speak for themselves.
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