We know that whilst monoculture feels safe and predictable, ultimately it is unsustainable. And unstable.
Here’s the thing. If we root up all the hedgerows and cultivate huge fields of wheat it may be efficient and yield a lot in the short term. But we’ll require colossal external inputs if it’s going to produce abundant grain year after year.
And what do we lose in the process?
Diversity is the very essence of a healthy, living system.
But let’s not pretend it’s easy.