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UN COP21 Paris
Posted on Sunday, November 29th, 2015 by The Global Compost Project
November 29-December 12 Paris, France is hosting the United Nations’ 21st Climate Change Conference “COP21”. Many GCP members go to Paris for UN COP21 promoting carbon farming, compost and soil solutions. Click Here for Pictures from ParisView Post Entry
How to get started with composting
Posted on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 by J
Learn the basics to composting — it’s easier than you think! Composting helps shrink our landfills, and the results are great for your garden and the planet. The trick is to know your “greens” from your “browns” and how to layer them properly to help the pile decomposeView Post Entry
Posted on Saturday, July 29th, 2017 by J
Nearly half of the solid waste produced globally is organic or biodegradable. Much of it ends up in landfills; there, it decomposes in the absence of oxygen and produces the greenhouse gas methane, which is up to 34 times more powerful than carbon dioxide over a century. While many landfills … Continue Reading
Compost Use in Agriculture
Posted on Friday, June 9th, 2017 by J
Use of composted manures and plant materials in farming has a history almost as long as farming itself. California farmers enjoy access to high-quality compost and mulch products from a variety of feedstocks virtually everywhere in the state. California compost facilities permitted in accordance with state law and CalRecycle regulations, and inspected … Continue Reading
Can Dirt Save the Earth?
Posted on Thursday, April 19th, 2018 by J
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 … Continue Reading
Scientists harvest the first ever Antarctic vegetables
Posted on Thursday, April 5th, 2018 by J
Fresh, local produce might have seemed like an impossibility in Antarctica — until now. The experimental greenhouse EDEN-ISS at Alfred Wegener Institute‘s Neumayer-Station III recently harvested their first crops: 18 cucumbers, 70 radishes, and nearly eight pounds of lettuce. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) described this achievement as the “first harvested Antarctic salad.” The EDEN-ISS indoor farm serves two purposes: first, to provide fresh produce … Continue Reading
Turning desert to fertile farmland on the Loess Plateau
Posted on Thursday, April 5th, 2018 by J
Around 3,000 years ago, farmers settled on the fertile Loess Plateau in western China, a region about the size of France. By the 7th century, the rich soils were feeding about one quarter of the Chinese population. But intense pressure on the land eroded the soil. By the 20th century, … Continue Reading
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“Transforming The Food System Is Key”
Posted on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 by J
Two scholars, from Haiti and Brazil, discuss the global solidarity that forms between states who have faced similar oppressions. Food sovereignty is a necessary part of resistance movements in the Global South, they say, because it gets to the heart of Western imperialism and occupation. Thanks to the Vera List … Continue Reading