"soil is more important than oil." ~wes jackson, the land institute founder
"i've always thought that it's too bad that soil is sometimes thought of as synonymous with dirt... because it's not. it's is really more like gold. the fact [is] that this stuff is pumping carbon from [pointing up to the sky] where it's doing bad stuff to where it's doing good stuff." ~dan o'brien, cheyenne river ranch farmer
"we have to take a lesson as a human civilization... to begin recognizing with humility that these plants are far better than anything we've ever conceived of. they sequester. they build organic matter. they create soil health."
"nature loves diversity."