WORKING LANDS SOIL & WATER

Development Progress

Our mission is to commercialize and propogate a profitable, scalable regenerative farming model that increases fertility in under two years, quickly boosts crop yield, and produces food with higher nutrient value for animals and humans. It also improves farm economics and sequesters more carbon more quickly than any currently available methodology.

WORKING LANDS SOIL & WATER

Development Progress

Our mission is to commercialize and propogate a profitable, scalable regenerative farming model that increases fertility in under two years, quickly boosts crop yield, and produces food with higher nutrient value for animals and humans. It also improves farm economics and sequesters more carbon more quickly than any currently available methodology.

Four phases of our development process

The mineral rich soil that served as the model for Working Lands soil was developed over ten years of careful testing in a large greenhouse environment in Northern Virginia. The final soil formula is extremely rich in organic matter and key nutrients that are vital for animal and human health, and for high yield.

 
Nutritional Analysis of Microgreens grown in Ed’s Soil. Analysis by USDA approved EMSL Labs.

Working Lands achieved several major accomplishments in the development of its soil as well as in field trials in 2017-2018.

  • Soil organic matter was increased from 9% all the way to 25%;
  • Nutrient storage capacity (Cation Exchange Capacity) of the soil was increased from 30 up to 46;
  • Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Potassium levels have been raised;
  • Overall production costs were reduced from $300 to $60 per ton;
  • 15 trials were conducted  providing preliminary proof of our high yields, multi-season intercropping success, and the viability of our custom planting machinery. 

                                                                          Analysis conducted by Waypoint Analytical Lab of Richmond, Virginia.

Working Lands Soil and Water is acquiring currently low-value, depleted farmland to restore to full productivity using our regenerative model. This will drive a strong increase in operating income and margins, add CO2e credit revenue, and build capital appreciation resulting from improved farm profitability, soil rent, and ultimately – farm resale value.

This final phase will be dedicated to expanding our Working Lands regenerative agriculture program to farmers around the world through a network of regional co-ops that will train and support farmers.  

Working Lands will help measure and document the carbon being sequestered by all these farmers, and aggregate and sell the carbon credits, passing the majority of this income back to the farmers.