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Andy went to a show called Groundswell 26/27 June, 2019. What happened?

Andy went to a show called Groundswell 26/27 June, 2019. What happened?

I ventured up to this show with a group of 7 other farmers from the South West, all passionate beef farmers and some apprehensive as to what we might encounter on a farm in the middle of the Hertfordshire countryside.

The set-up was like a mini Devon County Show plus a conference about “re-generative farming”. Most of the punters were farmers, a few students, farm workers, academics and research experts. The show's emphasis was the soil; OUR SOIL.

That precious commodity around us all that is fast disappearing. Even though the Dust Bowl events of the 1930's have passed, in many ways loss of soil is still happening, just not so dramatic. Still dramatic enough for scientists to forecast that we only have 90 harvests left before our soil is so depleted that we will not be able to produce enough food to feed us.

Why is