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How to farm with difficult soil and less water.

Why this is important–

Readers know by now that the Western US is facing one of the most severe droughts in years. The megadrought sweeping across states like California and Nevada are facing increasing risk of a second Dust Bowl.

Meteorologists at BAMWX have published data on surface soil moisture over 20 years. Surface soil moisture is the water that is in the upper 4 inches and available for various types of plants. They found that the 2021 moisture deficit for early June is the worst it has ever been in two decades. 

“Hopi Dry Farming” Ahkima’s Field Hopi Reservation

Here Ahkima show how the Hopi for thousands of years have used no irrigation for growing of there corn, bean, squash, etc. This field is a few miles down a dirt road north of Kykotsmovi.

“When you walk with your plants, they know your here.”

–Ahkima

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