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One of the things that struck me the most listening to George Siemon talk at the OEFFA conference last Saturday was his devout faith in roots: roots as a means of combating climate change; using roots to bolster food security; roots as a metaphor of our farming past and what we should strive for in the future. He brought up the fate of a conventional corn field he visited last summer and how it withered under the dry conditions compared to its organic neighbor. Without the topical aid of chemical fertilizers, the organic plant must build a strong, deep root system capable of finding and utilizing nutrients locked within the soil itself. Its roots are its key to survival, and the survival of plants to follow. For when the organic corn plant dies, its deep roots slowly decompose and raise the level of organic matter in the soil.

 
According to an article on nature.com, a high level of organic matter in the soil improves soil quality "through increased retention of water and nutrients, resulting in greater productivity of plants in agricultural settings. [It] improves soil structure and reduces erosion, leading to improved water quality in groundwater and surface waters, and ultimately to increased food security and decreased negative impacts to ecosystems." An easier way of thinking about this amazing chain of benefits might be something as simple as this:

 
Healthy Roots = Healthy Soil = Healthy People & Planet
 
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So, I think George is right: we must nurture our roots. Planting a garden in your backyard or a community space is a great way to do this, as is shopping at your local farmers' market. Putting money into the hands of farmers fosters root growth, for farmers are the shepherds of our soil. By supporting them, we support a healthy food shed and a healthy food future.

 

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Past Headlines

April 21, 2016
Kids Garden Club will return to Clintonville Farmersí Market for 2016!
September 13, 2015
Acre/ CFM Kids Garden Club Wraps Up Season
June 11, 2015
Market to Hold Benefit Concert
April 25, 2015
Farmers' Market Sprouts Saturday on High Street
January 25, 2015
Two Join CFM's All-Volunteer Board
October 7, 2014
Raffle will fund return of market's Kids' Garden Club
April 12, 2014
Opening Day - Only 2 Weeks Away!
November 22, 2013
Farmers market soon will cede to Winter Wednesdays
July 5, 2013
ThisWeek article on CRC partnership
October 10, 2013
Columbus Alive article featuring CFM
September 6, 2013
TheMetropreneur.com article on Columbus farmers' markets
September 6, 2013
Columbus Dispatch article on local flowers
February 23, 2013
Nurturing Roots
January 9, 2013
It's Time to Shop Local Again!
October 31, 2012
Interested in Joining the Board?
September 27, 2012
What's a Tomato Worth?
September 5, 2012
When Temperatures are Hot and Rain Doesn't Come...
September 4, 2012
The Farmers You Meet at Market Work Hard for Your Food!
August 9, 2012
Market Celebrates 10 Seasons
June 26, 2012
It's summer, but we're thinking about a 1st-ever winter market!
June 7, 2012
Your Farmer Knows Just When it Grows
May 16, 2012
Skilled Cheese Makers Come to Market Each Week
April 12, 2012
Food Safety, Inspections, and Producer-only
April 2, 2012
Signing up for a CSA
February 21, 2012
Market Receives Grant to Connect Farmers and Customers
December 1, 2011
2012 Season
October 26, 2011
The season is over.....Except for our "Harvest Market" Nov. 19!
June 11, 2011
Get Your Latest Market News!
May 26, 2011
Friends of Market is Just Getting Started!
April 20, 2011
News of April 30 Opening Day
November 9, 2010
See our Market's Trip to Terra Madre
October 11, 2010
Watch the Clintonville Farmers' Market Food Community Video
September 21, 2010
Trip to Terra Madre


 
 
 


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