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Separation of knowing and doing

Posted by Peter Donovan 2 years, 1 month 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 2 years, 3 months 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 2 years, 3 months 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 2 years, 3 months 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


Keith Berns (Greencover Seed) on rebuilding the nation's soils

Posted by Peter Donovan 2 years, 6 months ago

From the 3rd Southern Soil Health Conference. What leaders are needed, what workers are needed, and what tools are needed to rebuild the nation's soils.