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Dave Chapman interviews me

Posted by Peter Donovan 8 months, 3 weeks ago in policy and framing, ruminations /

Dave Chapman of the Real Organic movement interviewed me in February 2023.

The shell game of carbon markets

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

Since the Soil Carbon Coalition began in 2008 I've sampled soils and measured soil carbon and soil carbon change at hundreds of locations across North America. My basic question was, given that Life, and the circle of life, was the most powerful and creative planetary force, how do we humans work with it, as part of it? I knew that soil carbon was a critical factor for human health and survival. After some research and experiments I figured measuring soil carbon was a simpler task than measuring water in the soil, which was the #1 issue on the land almost everywhere--too dry, too wet, water too dirty.

Enabling good questions

Posted by Peter Donovan 3 years, 11 months ago in ruminations /

In discussions of regenerative agriculture, soil health, and climate change, it's common to encounter these kinds of questions: