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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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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Greenhouse gas and Carbon video!

Posted on Saturday, November 28th, 2015 by

Want to know more about Carbon and greenhouse gases, but only have 1 minute and 30 seconds? You are in luck! Check out this super quick, entertaining, and informational video that gives a good overview of Carbon and the green house effect. Video link here!

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Overview of Greenhouse Gases

Posted on Sunday, September 20th, 2015 by

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the primary greenhouse gas emitted through human activities. In 2013, CO2 accounted for about 82% of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions from human activities. Carbon dioxide is naturally present in the atmosphere as part of the Earth’s carbon cycle (the natural circulation of carbon among the atmosphere, oceans, soil, plants, and animals). […]

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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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Guide to Apartment and Condo Composting

Posted on Monday, March 26th, 2018 by

Composting is a popular green technique that gardeners use to enrich the soil of their flowers and vegetable gardens. Because it contains banana peels, eggshells, and other types of garbage, it is often done outdoors in one’s yard. This can be a problem for people who live in apartments; however, a person doesn’t need to […]

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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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