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Reflections on carbon and climate from California

Posted by Peter Donovan 3 months, 1 week ago in policy and framing /

The stories we tell ourselves have consequences.



Kaweah Oaks workshops, Jan 17-19 2019

Posted by Peter Donovan 7 months 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.



Investing in the Soil Carbon Sponge

Posted by Didi Pershouse 10 months, 2 weeks ago in policy and framing /

For the last year I've been meeting not only with farmers and ranchers, but also with economists, investors, non profits, and policy makers to strategize about how we can regenerate the soil carbon sponge on a large scale in a global economy that often seems designed to do just the opposite.



Length of green season, first drafts

Posted by Peter Donovan 11 months, 2 weeks ago in policy and framing /

by Peter Donovan



Recognizing the soil carbon sponge

Posted by Peter Donovan 1 year, 3 months 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.