Soil Health

It all starts in the soil. Healthy soils are the foundation of sustainable, regenerative, organic farming and gardening. NOFA-NY’s soil health programming provides technical assistance to organic producers, educates farmers and gardeners on building healthy soils, and advocates for policies that support land stewardship, carbon sequestration, and healthy waterways.


Join us for a microscopic view into the regenerative organic soil trails of Youngs Farm on Long Island, featuring Jonathan “JJ” Skaro, Head Farmer of Youngs Farm, and Monique Bosch, Soil Health Technician of NOFA-CT.

And, if you missed NOFA-NY’s Fall 2020 Soil Health Webinar Series, you can still watch the recordings! Click the full screen icon or the YouTube icon to view these videos in a larger frame.


NOFA-NY offers resources for farmers and gardeners looking to improve their soils. Check out our Resource Library for additional soil health videos and fact sheets, including NOFA’s Organizing for Soil Health report.

Click here for our management recommendations for vegetable farms and gardens. These recommendations were developed in partnerships with NOFA/Mass and can be used to complement results from the NOFA Carbon Proxy Tests.


NOFA-NY is a member of the National Healthy Soils Policy Network, a group of farmer-centered organizations that advocate for state and federal policies on behalf of sustainable, organic, beginning, minority and/or family farmers. Learn more about NOFA-NY’s policy positions here. To stay connected with NOFA-NY’s advocacy work, sign up for Action Alerts here.