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Recognizing the soil carbon sponge

Posted by Peter Donovan 7 months, 3 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.



Summer fallow and rainfall in the U.S. midwest

Posted by Peter Donovan 8 months ago

This article describes an increase in rainfall and cooler temperatures related to a decrease in summer fallow. 



Separation of knowing and doing

Posted by Peter Donovan 10 months ago in policy and framing /

This cartoon by Zach Weinersmith from "Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal" is a vivid example of the habitual separation of knowing and doing in our institutions and in life generally.