Tag Archives: soil

Biochar Could Offset Up to 12% of Greenhouse Gases, Says Study: Inhabitat

A positive review for Biochar, written by Jasmin Malik Chua and published today at Inhabitat.com.

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Indian State of Kerala Starts 10-Year Conversion to All-Organic Farming: Treehugger

The southern Indian state of Kerala has officially announced a new farming policy which aims to covert all agriculture in the state to organic methods over the next ten years. In the first phase 30,000 hectares converted, The Hindu Business … Continue reading

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NYTimes 2009, Best Idea: New Ways to Eat Dirt

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How to Take CO2 Out of the Sky: Timothy J LaSalle, Rodale Institute

Timothy J. LaSalle, CEO of Rodale Institute, speaks at the Climate and Agriculture Summit last October, explaining how healthy soil practices remove CO2 from the sky:

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World Hunger Round 1: Vandana Shiva, Raj Patel Define the Debate

 

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Fall Ache

An ache turning twinge and sudden emptiness forming a hot heart burning, and releases scorched earth policy in ways of words said aloud or words quiet, just thought that a life is suffering and churlish and yet somehow we find … Continue reading

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San Francisco Makes Composting City Law

San Francisco’s mandatory city-wide composting program becomes official city ordinance today. From Monday’s San Francisco Chronicle: The law, the most comprehensive in the country, is an aggressive push by Mayor Gavin Newsom to cut greenhouse gas emissions, return carbon to … Continue reading

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Making Barren Lands Bountiful: CNN

NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA:  Long-time permaculture worker Geoff Lawton explains to CNN the importance of composting, soil health and permaculture basics: Compost may not seem a sexy subject, but within this steaming pile, life is being created. “There’s organisms breathing … Continue reading

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Food is Freedom By LaDonna Redmond, The Nation Magazine

Chicago, USA: LaDonna Redmond writes about the connection between food and freedom in the September issue of The Nation: I believe that all communities should have access not just to food outcomes but to the production and distribution methods by … Continue reading

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How Does Your City Garden Grow?: Salon.com

This Salon.com article explores the advantages and disadvantages of growing your own “recession garden.”

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Street Farmer: NYTimes Weekend Magazine, July 5th

MILWAUKEE, USA: This weekends NYTimes Weekend Magazine includes a compelling 4 page feature on Will Allen, urban farming genius and Growing Power’s CEO and founder.  Written by ELIZABETH ROYTE, the article is linked  here. (…) Show Allen a pile of … Continue reading

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Dirt! The Movie trailer

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TEDtalks: Mycelium Fungus (Mushrooms) Clean Polluted Soils, Treat Smallpox and Flu

From last years Tedtalks: mycologist Paul Stamets details mycelium fungus, and he explains six ways that mushrooms fit into solving the energy crisis, cleaning soil, and addressing disease, like smallpox and flu.

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Permanent Culture: Tiffany Tong at UBC terrytalks

University of British Columbia: Redefining boundaries: Urban Agriculture: Tiffany Tong, from terrytalks on Vimeo., video 18min 06 sec.

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The Garden

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: “The Garden” documents the struggle of South Central Farmers (SCF) to reclaim their land.  June 12 and 13 will mark the three year anniversary of the encampment evictions.

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“A Good Food Manifesto for America” by Will Allen

(Re-posted from the Growing Food and Justice Initiative list-serve. Please read on. –ed.) A Good Food Manifesto for America by Will Allen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Growing Power I am a farmer. While I find that this has … Continue reading

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Literally Speaking: Transform problems instead of burying them

The old-century question still looms: where to “throw away” all this “waste?” Scenario one, the old method:  Dump industrial boat-loads of agriculture waste into the ocean, slowing the decomposition rate of the waste in the dark, cold, oxygen-deprived underwater environment. … Continue reading

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