Continuous Living Cover Manual

Continuous Living Cover Manual

Continuous Living Cover Manual

Continuous Living Cover (CLC) means plant cover on the soil and roots in the ground all year long. Continuous Living Cover on farms is a step on the way to achieving a robust, resilient agriculture that delivers yields, healthy soil, clean water, and a good quality of life for rural and urban citizens. Developed by Green Lands Blue Waters with support from an NCR-SARE Professional Development Program grant, this publication focuses on agroforestry, cover crops, and perennial forage: these practices are well-established and proven in farming systems and in markets. 

Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) ENC13-141, Integrating Continuous Living Cover (CLC) into Farming Systems through Professional Development .

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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.

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