Urban Edge earth worm
How We Farm

Living Soils

Modern conventional, production-intensive agriculture has literally sucked the life out of our soils. That means more and more outside fertilizer, water, and pesticides are needed to keep up yields but this comes at an enormous cost to our farmland. And dead soil is like an empty bank account, environmentally and nutritionally.

You’ve probably heard of the gut microbiome, a phenomena where trillions of bacteria living in our digestive systems influence just about every aspect of our health and well-being. Well, soil is exactly the same—it’s an incredibly complex living web of microorganisms that work symbiotically in some pretty astonishing ways.

Here at the Urban Edge Farm, we’re dedicated to keeping our soils vital and alive. We boost our soils naturally using worms, compost and compost tea, and manure.