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Sunlight energy and length of green

Posted by Peter Donovan 1 week, 6 days ago

Around soil conservation, the questions we ask have been mostly about practices, species, or substances. Practices such as terracing, buffer strips, strip till; species for CRP seeding or edges; and substances such as plant-available nitrogen, phosphorus, or organic matter. Around soil health, we have many new questions (and revitalized older questions), but they also tend to focus on practices, species, or substances.

Preparing soil samples for carbon analysis

Posted by Peter Donovan 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Reflections on carbon and climate from California

Posted by Peter Donovan 5 months ago in policy and framing /

The stories we tell ourselves have consequences.

Kaweah Oaks workshops, Jan 17-19 2019

Posted by Peter Donovan 8 months, 3 weeks ago in policy and framing /

Tulare County, California: 4th module of Sequoia Riverlands Trust Earth Academy with students from Monache, Lindsay, Wood Lake, Mission Oak, Eleanor Roosevelt

Workshops: Didi Pershouse and I, with Sam Weiser, Bud Darwin, and Dana Everhart from Sequoia Riverlands Trust coached the students (along with some adults) with some basic hands-on demos of soil health and watershed function, such as a flour vs bread demo, slake test, water infiltration, and a tabletop rainfall simulator. For a closing, we asked what new questions the participants had -- and we did not attempt to answer them. The following is a transcription of what I heard, rearranged a bit.

A Regenerative Secret (video)

Posted by Peter Donovan 9 months, 1 week ago

New short film from Kiss the Ground by Finian Makepeace featuring Allen Williams: