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what we do

The Soil Carbon Coalition is a nonprofit organization working to advance the practice, and spread awareness of the opportunity, of turning atmospheric carbon into water-holding, fertility-enhancing soil organic matter and humus. We are doing this by asking good questions: identifying the successes of local management and leadership via time-series monitoring, with some shared data, and growing local capacity to ask better questions, and for a shared and shareable intelligence on landscape function, so that land managers can take informed responsibility for soil health and the function of their watersheds.

Related sites

managingwholes.com Articles about managing wholes, 1996-present.

soilhealth.app a web app that supports locally driven, participatory projects that are learning to monitor and manage wholes such as watershed function, soil health, and local economics.

Latest blog posts

Matt Collins on place-based collaboratives

Here's a very significant and interesting talk by Matt Collins on place-based collaboratives. The ...

Deborah Frieze on change and localism

Deborah Frieze's remarkable TED talk on change.

What I learned from the Soil Carbon Challenge

This nonprofit organization, the Soil Carbon Coalition, was inspired in part by Allan Yeomans's ...

Why learning networks?

I've spent a dozen years reporting on ranchers, farmers, and groups in North America ...

Commodifying and financializing nature

The rush continues to commodify soil carbon or other "ecosystem services" and trade these on ...

Online presentation and discussion on soilhealth.app

The recording of the session announced below is now available here.

What is nature, how ...

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