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Reversing Desertification Shows Living Soil Is KEY Factor In Environmental Health

This beautiful TED Talk by Allan Savory, biologist and ecologist, highlights the importance of rebuilding native soil, particularly in areas where desertification already has begun. The irony of the story is that holistic land management and animal husbandry provide the strategic cornerstone to rejuvenating the grasslands of the world. The lesson for those in G3 [...]

By | March 6th, 2016|Soil In The City, TerraBLOG, Video|Comments Off on Reversing Desertification Shows Living Soil Is KEY Factor In Environmental Health

G3’s Urban Soil Symposium Blew Our Mind

Author, Kristin Ohlson (middle) reminds Dr. John Quinton (right) that "The "Soil Will Save Us" On February 24, 2015, G3’s vision for the first urban soil summit in the U.S. became a reality. After months of planning, strategizing, agonizing, blogging, tweeting and emailing, the day finally arrived and we were underway. That Monday [...]

By | April 14th, 2015|Soil In The City, TerraBLOG, We're In The News|Comments Off on G3’s Urban Soil Symposium Blew Our Mind

Mulch Madness Hits Ventura CA

G3 Associates Ashley Parrish-Decker and Jill Sarick-Santos, teamed up with others at the City of Ventura, CA for some Mulch Madness. The City of Ventura purchased compost from Agromin, 80 yards for two parks, and allowed people to come an pick up as much mulch as they could get in their buckets, bags and truck beds. [...]

By | March 24th, 2015|TerraBLOG|Comments Off on Mulch Madness Hits Ventura CA

Carbon Sequestering Begins at Loam

 By Paula Henson Have you sequestered your carbon today? Do you even know how to sequester carbon at home? Or where to do it? A garden produces oxygen, grows food, provides shade and all those other amazing things that gardens do. It can also keep that nasty carbon dioxide away from our atmosphere, at least [...]

By | February 3rd, 2015|TerraBLOG|Comments Off on Carbon Sequestering Begins at Loam

Myco what?

By Paula Henson  What is more effective than roots in absorbing nutrients and water? What has occurred naturally in the soil for over 450 millions years? What is the biggest symbiotic association on Earth? You probably can’t spell it and you might not know how to say it, but plant and soil enthusiasts are finding that mycorrhizae [...]

By | January 27th, 2015|TerraBLOG|Comments Off on Myco what?

Is There Anything Living Soil Can’t Do?

Understanding the mechanisms utilized by Living Soil in sequestering carbon and holding/cleaning water. By Paula Henson Soil is that tireless friend that you can never thank nearly enough when it bails you out of a jam. Store that excess CO2 for millennia? Can do! Clean up that polluted water? Not a problem! How does soil [...]

By | January 3rd, 2015|TerraBLOG|Comments Off on Is There Anything Living Soil Can’t Do?

Plants Suck!!! Carbon that is…

This interview with Mother Nature News and one of our Moderators, Kristin Ohlson gives a great synopsis of Kristin's Book "The Soil Will Save Us" as well as a great understanding of what is ahead of us and the future of farming. MNN: What’s the premise of the book? Kristin Ohlson: I think the big [...]

By | December 9th, 2014|Soil In The City, TerraBLOG|Comments Off on Plants Suck!!! Carbon that is…

Dirty Secrets of Soil: ‘Cows Save the Planet’

This is a great 15-minute clip we found on NPR with one of our moderators for the Urban Soil Carbon Water Summit. "Journalist and Author Judith Schwartz profiles the work of Allan Savory, among others, in a new book called "Cows Save the Planet: And Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth" [...]

By | December 1st, 2014|Soil In The City, TerraBLOG|Comments Off on Dirty Secrets of Soil: ‘Cows Save the Planet’