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Butterworks Farm Land Listeners

Posted by Peter Donovan 8 hours, 1 minute ago in Events /

Thanks to hosts Anne and Jack Lazor, their beautiful farm, workers, and lovely cows, and all 50+ attendees at the Land Listeners workshop on Sept. 20, 2018 at Butterworks Farm near Westfield, Vermont. Thanks to facilitators Cat Buxton and Didi Pershouse, and to the Grazing Lands Coalition which helped Soil Carbon Coalition to sponsor it.



Length of green season, first draft: Kansas

Posted by Peter Donovan 2 weeks ago

First draft of length of green season, for central Kansas. For Little Miami watershed in SW Ohio. For Lake Champlain basin.



Online Course starting soon. The Soil Sponge: Introduction to Soil Health and Watershed Function

Posted by Didi Pershouse 3 weeks, 3 days ago

Author and soil health advocate Didi Pershouse will be teaching an online, live, interactive course on the Soil Carbon Sponge (a descriptive term for the living matrix of healthy soil) and its ability to provide regional resilience. This course--which will meet Mondays and Wednesdays for two weeks in September--is centered around her firm belief that we can restore land function on a large scale (to provide flood and drought resilience, food, abundant clean water, health, and safe habitat for humans and all other life forms) at far less cost than we currently spend on fixing problems. 



Walter Jehne at Harvard

Posted by Peter Donovan 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Healthy Soils Australia founder Walter Jehne and Soil Carbon Coalition board chair Didi Pershouse talk about water cycling and climate at Harvard on April 26, 2018.



Recognizing the soil carbon sponge

Posted by Peter Donovan 4 months, 4 weeks ago in policy and framing /

In a series of talks in California in April, I was privileged to hear Walter Jehne, founder of Healthy Soils Australia, help us recognize the soil carbon sponge for what it is or can be. The soil carbon sponge is porous, well-aggregated soil rich in plant roots, diverse life forms, nutrient availability, air, and often holding lots of water.