Members of the Ontario Soil Community are inviting full strangers onto their farms — virtually, in fact.
Mel Luymes, communications and group director of the Ontario Soil Community, says that the Soil Road Trip permits farmers, researchers, or simply those that are curious, to tour as much as 100 fields and uncover what every farmer is doing to enhance soil well being on their farm.
Constructed as an app or by means of an online browser, the Ontario Soil Road Trip is designed so that individuals can check out cowl cropping, strip tillage, managed grazing, and extra, all from the consolation and security of their very own residence. That stated, the places are public and Luymes says that every cease is marked with signage, which features a QR code that brings up images, video, and particulars about every plot or subject.
Luymes provides that guests will see video and images of what has occurred at every subject updated. They will additionally get some subject historical past or notes of curiosity. In addition they may even see what didn’t work, and that’s by design. Luymes says farmers studying from one another is a cornerstone of the Ontario Soil Community, and failures or what to enhance on is a part of that too.
Hear on to listen to extra about the Ontario Soil Community and the on-line street journey, right here: