What is the soil-water nexus?
Nexus: A connection linking two or more things.
Healthy Soil = Cleaner Water
Soil serves many vital functions in nature. It provides nutrients for plants and habitats for millions of micro-organisms and allows them to flourish, release oxygen, hold water and break down waste materials.
Compost Saves Water
“Compost helps soak up water, slowly releasing it to plants. With enough compost in your soil, you won’t have to water as much. Also, compost applied thickly as a top dressing has some of the benefits of mulching. It will keep water from evaporating from deeper levels.” – LessIsMore.org