Carbon Cycle on Rangelands

Posted on Friday, October 16th, 2015 by

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Only 60 years of farming left if soil degradation continues

Posted on Thursday, October 8th, 2015 by

Generating three centimeters of top soil takes 1,000 years, and if current rates of degradation continue all of the world’s top soil could be gone within 60 years, a senior UN official said on Friday. About a third of the world’s soil has already been degraded, Maria-Helena Semedo of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) […]

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Regenerative Agriculture and the Dawn of Planetary Engineering

Posted on Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 by

Article from Huffington post  Regenerative agriculture is the dawn of planetary engineering. And that’s great news for the future of the planet. Here’s how I know. We have five hay fields on our farm. They are the kind of rolling, green, and gorgeous fields that are typical across Vermont’s pastoral green mountains. All five of […]

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The Soil Story – La Historia De La Tierra w/ intro by Jason Mraz

Posted on Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 by

A letter from Jason Mraz: Soil needs our help. Seriously. My name is Jason Mraz. I am a Grammy-winning recording artist, and a lover of Soil. That’s right — rich, dark, alive, soil. I’ve even written songs about it. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that we need soil for every single thing we eat. We […]

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The Soil Story

Posted on Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 by

Check out the live Count Down -I’m looking forward to it!-

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California Ranchers Enticed Into Carbon Farming

Posted on Sunday, June 21st, 2015 by

…get tradable greenhouse gas emission reduction credits, bringing them another revenue stream for sustainable land management practices that also improves the soil and its ability to hold water. Ranchers can sell them on California’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Exchange (GHG Rx), where polluters buy credits to be used in projects that benefit the state. So, ranchers can now […]

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Composting Is Key to Soil Health and Climate Protection

Posted on Saturday, June 20th, 2015 by

Washington, DC — Composting reduces waste and builds healthy soil to support local food production and protect against the impacts of extreme weather, from droughts to heavy rainfall. That’s the message of two new reports from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR): State of Composting in the U.S.: What, Why, Where & How and Growing Local […]

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The White House says “We Can Reverse Climate Change”

Posted on Saturday, June 20th, 2015 by

On July 31, 2014 the White House and USDA hosted a meeting with food, agriculture and data industry officials in an attempt to encourage innovation to stem the effects of climate change on agriculture and food production…find out how soil can help actually REVERSE the effects of climate change!

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Just add compost: How to turn your grassland ranch into a carbon sink

Posted on Saturday, June 20th, 2015 by

When UC-Berkeley ecologist Whendee Silver first heard about the idea behind the Marin Carbon Project, she was pretty skeptical. The group wanted her to study the land they were ranching to see if putting compost on grasslands might stimulate the landscape to siphon carbon out of the atmosphere and incorporate it into the soil. “I doubt I could measure […]

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Carbon Cycle Enviroliteracy- Learn Some Basic Terms

Posted on Saturday, June 20th, 2015 by

This link provides a great place to start learning about environmental basics

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