Carbon Farming

Posted on Saturday, June 20th, 2015 by

Carbon farming techniques work with nature.  Nature provides a huge work force to help us thrive, when we work intelligently with our resources.  Her air force of bees alone should make humanity pause in wonder.  Not to mention all the other bugs, birds and then of course there is BACTERIA!

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The Grass Really is Greener

Posted on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 by

On a windswept ranch above the tiny West Marin town of Nicasio, a man in a worn Carhartt jacket holds up a blade of grass with a triumphant smile. This is rancher and philanthropist John Wick, and he’s explaining how he hopes to help save the world using an unexpected tool: dirt. Specifically, Wick and […]

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Carbon Cycle

Posted on Saturday, June 20th, 2015 by

There is a finite amount of carbon on Earth and it cycles. Plants produce leaves and food by pulling CO2 from the air through photosynthesis.  Living creatures eat the plants and other animals that have eaten the plants.  We all breath out and excrete CO2 back into the air.  Roots pull carbon deep underground nourishing […]

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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 http://enviroliteracy.org/article.php/478.html

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How to get started with composting

Posted on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 by

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 decompose

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Food Composting

Posted on Saturday, July 29th, 2017 by

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 have some form of methane […]

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Compost Use in Agriculture

Posted on Friday, June 9th, 2017 by

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 by our network of local enforcement […]

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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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Scientists harvest the first ever Antarctic vegetables

Posted on Thursday, April 5th, 2018 by

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 for the Neumayer-Station […]

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“Transforming The Food System Is Key”

Posted on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 by

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 Center. This interview was filmed […]

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