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Walter Jehne at Harvard

Posted by Peter Donovan 1 year 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 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 2 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 1 year, 4 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, 5 months ago

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