Climate change is the most urgent threat humanity faces, and yet there is a surprisingly simple way to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. It’s photosynthesis. Through growing plants, atmospheric C0₂ can be removed and sequestered into the soil where it has an essential role in soil health. Globally, soils have lost most of their … Continue reading Soil Carbon: Growing food to mitigate climate change.
What is the soil food web? The soil food web refers to the living biology of the soil and how it impacts plant growth and soil structure. It is the actions of the soil microbes that make nutrient available to plant roots which means being a good organic grower is being a good microbe farmer. … Continue reading Biological Farming and Nutrient Dense Food
What is the connection between soil health, human health and climate change? This is the TED talk that sums it all up perfectly.
By Katerina Seligman There is a process that offers solutions to some of the major social and environmental issues of the day: third world poverty, nitrogen losses from soils (which pollute rivers and lakes), depletion of soil productivity, and above all climate change. I want to tell you about biochar and its huge potential to … Continue reading BioChar Solutions
Here are three very different organic food growing systems which I love. One is an intensive urban, aquaponic, multi-level system, one involves doing nothing other than spreading wood chips and trusting nature, and the third is a highly profitable organic micro-farm. All are successful and inspirational The first is Growing Power, an urban farm in Wisconsin … Continue reading Three Different but Inspirational Growing Systems