Another principle is the encouragement to build organic matter into your soil. This also helps keep the soil and moisture in place.
While I'm not wishing for any more rain right now, I'm thankful our farm is still moving forward. Despite the large pond on the south pasture, the garden is seeing radish, lettuce, kale, and arugula mature with beets, peas, zucchini and tomatoes hot on their heals.
Looking forward to a great summer!