A crucial climate mystery is just under our feet

Posted on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 by

What Jonathan Sanderman really wanted was some old dirt. He called everyone he could think of who might know where he could get some. He emailed colleagues and read through old studies looking for clues, but he kept coming up empty. Sanderman was looking for old dirt because it would let him test a plan […]

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The Solution Under Our Feet: How Regenerative Organic Agriculture Can Save the Planet

Posted on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 by

Many of us are now choosing to eat holistically grown foods. We want: • more nutrition from our food. • to avoid toxic pesticides and GMOs. • to create safer conditions for farmers and rural communities. • to protect the water, air and soil from contamination by toxic agrochemicals. By John Roulac in EcoWatch […]

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Cows, Regenerative Farming in North Carolina

Posted on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 by

North Carolina farmer Suzanne Nelson has this thing about farming as a regenerative rather than an extractive business. She also has a thing for cows. Nelson says people should do what they love doing. For her, “for whatever reason, I love cows. I loved cows before I knew I loved cows.” She says she […]

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Dozens of Nations Back Regenerative Farming Initiative That Can Help Solve Global Warming

Posted on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 by

December 12, 2015 France, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the U.K., Germany and Mexico are among more than two dozen countries that have signed on to an agreement that one day may be recognized as the most significant climate initiative in history. France’s 4/1000 Initiative: Soils for Food Security and Climate puts regenerative food and farming […]

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Dozens of Nations Back Regenerative Farming Initiative That Can Help Solve Global Warming

Posted on Friday, March 10th, 2017 by

December 12, 2015 France, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the U.K., Germany and Mexico are among more than two dozen countries that have signed on to an agreement that one day may be recognized as the most significant climate initiative in history. France’s 4/1000 Initiative: Soils for Food Security and Climate puts regenerative food and farming […]

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Resources For Regenerative Land Use

Posted on Friday, March 10th, 2017 by

Regenerative Land Use is a sub-sector practice of organic farming designed to build soil health or to regenerate unhealthy soils, while democratizing access to local, healthy food and revitalizing communities. Some other definitions and descriptions of regenerative land use: “The nation that destroys its soils destroys itself.”— Theodore Roosevelt, 1907 “By farming organically, we are […]

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4 Levels of Regenerative Agriculture

Posted on Friday, March 10th, 2017 by

Today the Terra Genesis team have released an important white paper, 4 Levels of Regenerative Agriculture. Written by Ethan Roland Soloviev (author of 8 Forms of Capital) and Gregory Landua, it describes how Regenerative Agriculture can begin as a single technique on a farm but quickly evolve into a movement for global systemic change. Soloviev says, “In […]

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Carbon Farming: Fighting Climate Change with Regenerative Agriculture

Posted on Friday, March 10th, 2017 by

Lowering atmospheric carbon dioxide to a level that will avoid catastrophic climate change requires massive shifts across all industries. While industrial agriculture is responsible for high levels of greenhouse gas emissions, there are more sustainable agricultural practices that can in fact help reverse climate change. The term ‘carbon farming‘ refers to a set of […]

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22 Organizations Working to Restore Soils in 2016

Posted on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 by

According to the recent United Nations report, Status of the World’s Soil Resources, the world can ameliorate soil degradation if more sustainable practices are promptly implemented. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) defines soil degradation as “a change in the soil health status resulting in a diminished capacity of the ecosystem to provide goods […]

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A Boon for Soil, and for the Environment

Posted on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 by

By BETH GARDINER MAY 17, 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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