A Boon for Soil, and for the Environment

Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 by

By Beth Gardiner May17, 2016 When Gabe Brown and his wife bought their farm near Bismarck, North Dakota, from her parents in 1991, testing found the soil badly depleted, its carbon down to just a quarter of levels once considered natural in the area. Today the Brown farm and ranch is home to a diverse […]

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Carbon Farmers of Australia

Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 by

The Principals of Carbon Farmers of Australia have been pioneers in the farm-based offsets industry. Experience counts. Carbon Farmers of Australia is one of the only Regionally based Carbon Trading Advisors and have 20 years of farming experience in the Central West of NSW. They understand farmers. The Principals of Carbon Farmers of […]

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Carbon Farming in Vermont

Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 by

June 28, 2016 Rachel Fussell Sitting in the 100-year old Farm Barn at Shelburne Farms during a two-day course on Carbon Farming with Eric Toensmeier, I couldn’t help but ponder how simple life’s decisions must have been for the folks who lived and tended this barn back then. The questions that we as individuals and […]

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How Carbon Farming Can Reverse Climate Change

Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 by

Cattle graze here on a ranch in the Sand Hill region of North Central Nebraska. Grasslands cover a large percentage of the planet and research demonstrates greater potential with improved management (such as compost additions and plant composition) to increase soil carbon. What Do We Know About Soil Carbon Potential Beyond the Basic Conservation […]

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Reinventing Farming in a World Fighting Climate Change

Posted on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 by

Who would have thought that if a farmer planted more trees on cropland that the end result would be enhancing our fight against climate change. Or that by new methods of tillage more carbon could be sequestered in soil. Or that by not draining ponds and low wetlands on farm property, the net benefit […]

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How Carbon Farming Could Reverse Climate Change

Posted on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 by

As the climate crisis heats up, agriculture is in the hot seat, not only as a contributor to climate change, but also as a potential solution. Eric Toensmeier has spent the last several years tracking both. A lecturer at Yale University, a senior fellow with Project Drawdown, and the author of several books […]

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Saving the World from Catastrophic Climate Change

Posted on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 by

This article was written for Regeneration International, a project of the Organic Consumers Association, by Courtney White to explain how the latest soil science supports France’s 4 per 1000 Initiative: Soils for Food Security and Climate. One of the most significant events at the recent UN climate summit in Paris went largely unnoticed. We […]

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Carbon farming: What is it, and how can it help the climate?

Posted on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 by

An ear of corn, swaying gently before a stand of apple trees. A cow chewing slowly on clover. They’re probably not what you think of when you imagine solutions to climate change. But perhaps their time has come. Salamander Springs farm in Berea, Ky., uses carbon-farming techniques to improve soil health and capture carbon. (Credit: […]

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The Farm That Grows Climate Solutions

Posted on Thursday, January 26th, 2017 by

The following is adapted from The Carbon Farming Solution: A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices for Climate Change Mitigation and Food Security by Eric Toensmeier (2016). The book introduces the concept of carbon farming, explains how it can help mitigate climate change, and explores strategies for adoption around the world. Published […]

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One Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts

Posted on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 by

Excellent Carbon Farming short film from Project Drawdown board member Peter Byck Newest short film in the Carbon Nation: Soil Carbon Cowboys series. Will Harris, owner of White Oak Pastures, tells us his evolution from industrial to regenerative farmer.

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