Carbon Farming with Compost helps Climate Change
The New York Time Magazine recently published an article, "Can Dirt Save the Earth," explaining some of the cool things rancher John Wick is working on at his ranch in Marin County, as well as the related research coming out of the Marin Carbon Project (www.marincarbonproject.org). John Wick presented at a recent compost and bioresources symposium, so it is exciting to see more people outside the compost industry paying attention to this innovative project, helping to explain the science behind it, and most importantly, calling attention to why this matters.
Soil Solutions to Climate Problems, narrated by Michael Pollan and sponsored by the Center for Food Safety is another great tool to explain how plants are a key way to mitigate climate change by pumping carbon back into the soil.
These tools help explain why the carbon that our wastewater treatment plants collect as solids (removed from the water) needs to get back to the soil through biosolids recycling (land application and composting).
May 6-12, 2018 is International Compost Awareness Week. We hope you celebrate by building healthy soils near you!