The Prettiest Solution to Soil Erosion

photo by Brian FIscher, via Modern Farmer

photo by Brian FIscher, via Modern Farmer

In the state of South Australia, which does in fact lie in the south of Australia, wind erosion is a huge problem, exacerbating droughts and making farming exponentially more difficult. One farmer came up with perhaps the prettiest solution we’ve ever seen.

Brian Fischer has about 400 hectares of land in South Australia, much of it used to graze sheep. But the state was hit with a wildfire this November, right smack during the dry season, which, aside from destroying almost 90 homes, also exposed delicate topsoil to the elements.

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