Doing a Powerful Thing to Mitigate Climate Change: RegenAG

To quote from the article reposted below: Agriculture is said to be one of the single biggest contributors to the destruction of the environment and rising CO2 emissions,” so as regenerative or restorative agriculture, “it is the single most powerful thing we can change to mitigate climate change. Soil biology is this perfect little symbioticContinue reading “Doing a Powerful Thing to Mitigate Climate Change: RegenAG”

Thoughtful Thursday: Climate Change Mitigation – Keep it Smart and Simple

Carbon Farming for Climate Change Mitigation: It’s Simply Getting Back to Basics. We don’t need fancy policies and hours of meetings. If we are involved in agriculture, we need to become farmers again: dirty finger nails, and time to take in the contentment of livestock (so we catch it early, when they are not). AndContinue reading “Thoughtful Thursday: Climate Change Mitigation – Keep it Smart and Simple”

I Graduated … so “Where Does Agriculture Fit In?”

And does it?! I was asked this in the comments to the post of my convocation photos on Facebook. Excellent question! But my answer still needs work. Here it is as it continues to emerge. My attention has been towards bringing attention to marginalized issues. My “mission statement” is the regeneration of soil, soul andContinue reading “I Graduated … so “Where Does Agriculture Fit In?””

There is Hope Despite Passing the Carbon Tipping Point in September

After a week of struggling with my feelings about humanity, and what we do to each other, to life, to the land and to the Earth, and then learning that we passed the carbon tipping point in September (http://motherboard.vice.com/read/goodbye-world-weve-passed-the-carbon-tipping-point-for-good), I felt a sense of relief when I watched a little video (click on picture) forContinue reading “There is Hope Despite Passing the Carbon Tipping Point in September”

Thoughtful Thursday: A New Chapter of Agricultural Practice

Let us stand in front of this new knowledge (our collective enlightenment that we are all experiencing due to the extraordinary unfolding revelations about the soil microbiome) with a sense of reverence and inquiry, as this will assist our strivings to increase the depth and complexity of that thin film of organic life which clothesContinue reading “Thoughtful Thursday: A New Chapter of Agricultural Practice”

Great to be doing MIG again!

It’s like getting back on a bicycle after many years, too many years. I feel so at home, farm sitting and moving a friend’s mixed herd of cows and steers twice a day, in a managed intensive grazing (MIG) system that follows the contour lines of the farm (keyline design – follow link for infoContinue reading “Great to be doing MIG again!”

Thoughtful Thursday: Dirt Medicine by Hannah Renglich

“somehow still believing – a magical secret scorching through my pocket – that the answers are not as valuable as the questions”

Healthy Soil as Baseline Indicator for Farm Performance

I appreciate how simply and directly this google post by the Carolina Bee Company says it: The most modern and successful farming practices of today are represented by significant advancement of and focus on technique and management — technique and management practices that cast aside our past dependence on chemistry and genetic adulteration. In theContinue reading “Healthy Soil as Baseline Indicator for Farm Performance”

Is Ag3.0 Life in Syntropy?

Syntropic Agriculture – “If we changed our perception and recognised nature as a great ally, a great inspiration, we would really change the way we behave towards the planet.”