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Summer fallow and rainfall in the U.S. midwest

Posted by Peter Donovan 9 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 11 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.



Regenerating the soil carbon sponge, day 2: Walter Jehne

Posted by Peter Donovan 1 year ago

This is a video from day 2 of Walter Jehne's workshop in Lake Morey, Vermont:


Presentation to UN on World Soil Day

Posted by Peter Donovan 1 year ago in policy and framing /

Didi Pershouse speaks at United Nations World Soil Day 2017



California update: November 2017 with Sequoia Riverlands Trust

Posted by Peter Donovan 1 year ago

The Soil Carbon Coalition, with Peter Donovan and Didi Pershouse, completed a working residency with Sequoia Riverlands Trust (SRT) in October-November 2017. The purpose:
  • bring the Soil Carbon Challenge (site-specific baseline measurements of soil carbon) to the San Joaquin Valley
  • develop capacity in SRT and in local high schools to make repeatable observations around soil health and watershed function
  • promote the possibility of a shared, evidence-based understanding of soil health and watershed function in the San Joaquin Valley, and learn what works for this