Cover Crops Seed Packets!!

Each packet contains a mix of field peas, oats, and tillage radish! The peas are legumes; they form a symbiotic relationship with a type of bacteria that has the power to fix nitrogen gas (N2) from the air and transform it into plant available nitrogen in the soil! The pea plant attracts and feeds these rhizobium [...]

Twin Cities Soil Health Community Gathering

Press Release December 15th 2017   Twin Cities Soil Health Community Gathering   Renaissance Soil, a St. Paul-based nonprofit working to advance regenerative practices, is hosting a community gathering on January 24th from 6-8pm at Uptown’s Community Space on 36th & Bryant. All are welcome.   Modeled after the numerous rural NGOs and inspired by [...]

Why Renaissance Soil?

We live in an age of chemical dependency. We use chemistry to grow our foods, to maintain our lawns and homes, and to control our health. This dependence has developed over the course of the industrial revolution gaining incredible steam after World War 2. Post-war factories used to build weapons were converted into fertilizer production plants and left over munitions were sold to farmers for field applications. Since then, large scale industrial farmers as well as urban homeowners have come to rely on superficially cheap chemicals to maintain the appearance of healthy land. We know now that these chemicals are not cheap. They cost many billions of lives from the tiniest soil microbes to the buzzing bees all the way to our children, our loved ones, and ourselves.