The Billion Agave Project – In Mexico, a group of farmers are regenerating their desert land with agaves, deep-rooted nitrogen-fixing companion trees and holistic grazing. Continue reading Greening the Desert with Agave
An in-depth interview with Walter Jehne, soil microbiologist and climate scientist, on the crucial Soil Carbon Sponge. Continue reading Walter Jehne: In-Depth on the Soil Carbon Sponge
Our next webinar will be looking at livestock methane in terms of carbon emissions in the farming industry. Continue reading ODPG WEBINAR: Methane. Friend or Foe?
Worth a watch is this 23-minute engaging, practical explanation of why Regenerative Agriculture is a giant step forward in tackling climate problems, as seen through the examples of Australian sheep farmers, who regularly face extreme weather conditions. Continue reading CHANGING PARADIGMS | The WHY of Regenerative Agriculture
A 12-year project involving seven farms in the UK is hoping to discover how much silvopasture systems are benefiting soil carbon. Continue reading Planting Trees: A Silvopasture Project
This article – ‘Grow Roots to put Soil Microbes to Work’ – from the Rodale Institute with Soil Ecologist Francesca Cotrufo (Ph.D) provides a great explanation of the role of microbes and roots in the sequestration of carbon in soil. Continue reading Microbes and the Soil Carbon Cycle
The first UN Global Symposium on Soil Biodiversity is taking place from the 19th to the 22nd of April, with the aim of producing a World Soil Charter to support actions to protect soil biodiversity. You can attend the symposium webinars for free at 11pm (Auckland time) each day of the conference, by registering HERE.
With destructive farming and deforestation practises, we are losing our rich networks of topsoil 50 to 100 times faster than we can rebuild it. A recent article in The Guardian highlights the crisis of soil degradation, and the impact it has on our climate. Continue reading Stop Treating Soil Like Dirt
We’ll be running regular webinars on all sorts of farming topics for the rest of the year as part of a programme provided to our members. ‘When life in the soil is in balance, the minerals in the soil will be balanced as well.’ Agriculture has for centuries cultivated and farmed the soil for food. Each decade has seen the introduction of new methods, different strategies and to an extent, successful technologies to feed the population. After WWII the industrial revolution witnessed spoils of the period being applied to the ground boosting grass growth to everyone’s delight. The rewards were … Continue reading The Role of the Soil Food Web: Webinar
Phyllis Tichinin, soils consultant, eco-nutritionist and former organic dairy support farmer, takes a look at soil aggregation, an important aspect of soil function and health, and shows us how it works. Don’t miss the interesting demonstration she uses to prove her point in her presentation ‘Soil Aggregation Made Sexy: Biology vs Water Power’ Continue reading Phyllis Tichinin: ODPG Conference Presentation
Hamish Bielski shares his own fascinating farming experiences in his presentation ‘The Importance of Regeneratively-Managed Livestock to our Planet.’ This is a must-see to understand how animals fit into the subject of soil health if they and the land are managed in the correct way. Continue reading Hamish Bielski: ODPG Conference Presentation