In this video, Global Farmer Network member Jake Freestone, a grower from the U.K., shares a look at his no-till farming system and its benefits to the wider environment and how no-till protects the soil.

Freestone was recently featured in No-Till Farmer article sharing the stories of three farmers who won Soil Farmer of the Year awards from Direct Driller magazine in the U.K.

Watch as he demonstrates how a liter of water is absorbed in the no-till soil like a sponge full of organic matter to store water for dry periods. Prior to planting with a food crop, the cover crop is removed.