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Tighty Whities Can Tell You About Your Soil Health

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This is a fun experiment you can try with your own pastures and fields. It comes to us from Anthony
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Kathy worked with the Bureau of Land Management for 12 years before founding Livestock for Landscapes in 2004. Her twelve years at the agency allowed her to pursue her goal of helping communities find ways to live profitably AND sustainably in their environment. She has been researching and working with livestock as a land management tool for over a decade. When she's not helping farmers, ranchers and land managers on-site, she writes articles, and books, and edits videos to help others turn their livestock into landscape managers.


  1. Cindy Salo says:

    This is great. I’m sending Anthony Bly and Sarah Berg Hotter Spotter ribbons for their outstanding study. I must replicate this experiment!

  2. Brian Harper says:

    Hi Kathy
    I saw this “tighty whitey” demonstration at a soil health event earlier this year.
    I would like to include this in one of my pasture tours.

    Do you know the depth in the soil that the undies get placed at?

    I the information you make available, keep up the great work!

  3. Linda Rivers says:

    I’ve just been reading about the importance of carbon for soil health. This article just confirmed this necessity. A picture is worth a thousand words. Thanks Kathy

    P.S. My website will be live around December 10th

  4. Kathy – this is a wonderful article. Can I have permission to use the photo and tell the story on my blog GardenMyths.com? Full credit and a link to this page will be given.

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