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Carbon Farming Works. Can It Scale up in Time to Make a Difference?

Posted on Friday, July 27th, 2018 by

Lani Estill is serious about wool. And not just in a knitting-people-sweaters kind of way. Estill and her husband John own thousands of sweeping acres in the northwest corner of California, where they graze cattle and Rambouillet sheep, a cousin of the Merino with exceptionally soft, elastic wool. “Ninety percent of our income from […]

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The farm that grows climate solutions

Posted on Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 by

High in the mountains of Veracruz, Mexico, a small cooperative is “farming carbon” — practicing agriculture in a way that fights climate change while simultaneously meeting human needs. Although these practices are used by millions of people around the world in some way, people in Western nations are largely unfamiliar with them, and there is […]

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Can Dirt Save the Earth?

Posted on Thursday, April 19th, 2018 by

When John Wick and his wife, Peggy Rathmann, bought their ranch in Marin County, Calif., in 1998, it was mostly because they needed more space. Rathmann is an acclaimed children’s book author — “Officer Buckle and Gloria” won a Caldecott Medal in 1996 — and their apartment in San Francisco had become cluttered with her […]

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California rancher John Wick says the Marin Carbon Project could help save the world from climate change.

Posted on Thursday, August 24th, 2017 by

Truck being loaded with compost at the Stemple Creek Ranch in Tomales, California, which is participating in a decade-long trial carbon farming program. Share California rancher John Wick says the Marin Carbon Project could help save the world from climate change. “How would you possibly know, looking out at this beautiful day in front of […]

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6 States Tapping Into the Benefits of Carbon Farming

Posted on Thursday, July 13th, 2017 by

A handful of states around the country have begun to recognize the importance of carbon farming as an expedient tool to fight climate change. What’s carbon farming? Eric Toensmeier, author of The Carbon Farming Solution, describes it as “a suite of crops and agricultural practices that sequester carbon in the soil and in perennial vegetation like trees.” If carbon […]

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A climate change solution beneath our feet

Posted on Friday, May 19th, 2017 by

When we think of climate change solutions, what typically comes to mind is the transportation we use, the lights in our home, the buildings we power and the food we eat. Rarely do we think about the ground beneath our feet. Kate Scow thinks a lot about the ground, or, more precisely, the soil. She’s […]

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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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