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Living from livestock: Sam Bingham's 1984 classic available for download

Posted by Peter Donovan 9 years, 3 months ago

In 1984 Sam Bingham wrote a short book for Navajo country called Living from Livestock. Though one or two items are outdated (such as the recommendation to build radial grazing cells) it is a wonderfully illustrated and trenchant introduction to the relationship of grazing to ecosystem function in an arid environment. Thanks to Sam we are able to offer it as downloadable pdfs. (Right click, Save As, to download.)


Measuring soil carbon change: a flexible, practical, local method

Posted by Peter Donovan 9 years, 3 months ago

Measuring soil carbon change: a flexible, practical, local method is available for download, review, and use. About 2 megabytes, pdf.


Savory wins Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Posted by Peter Donovan 9 years, 4 months ago

The Africa Centre for Holistic Management and Allan Savory have won the 2010 Buckminster Fuller Challenge. Congratulations to all involved, and may the recognition of the crucial importance of biosphere processes and biosphere work continue to spread.


From Wagga Wagga, a farmer's guide to increasing soil organic matter under pastures

Posted by Peter Donovan 9 years, 4 months ago

The New South Wales Department of Primary Industries has an interesting 60-page guide to growing soil organic matter in pastures.


Christine Jones: new paper on soil carbon in Australia

Posted by Peter Donovan 9 years, 4 months ago

Australian soil scientist Christine Jones has a new paper out that summarizes much of her conclusions about the soil carbon opportunity