Sun, 27 July 2014
Courtney White is the author of the new book Grass, Soil, Hope- A Journey through Carbon Country. A former activist and archaeologist, Courtney co-founded the Quivira Coaltion, a nonprofit dedicated to building bridges between ranchers, conservationists and environmentalists.
In this interview Courtney talks with Jill Cloutier about the soil beneath our feet and how soil, plants and the carbon cycle may be the most viable solution to climate change that we have. Courtney talks about land management strategies that create the conditions for longterm atmospheric CO2 sequestration in our soils. Climate-friendly agriculture and grazing will create a healthier planet for all, with more nutritious food, improved ecosystem services, habitat protection, increased food production, water conservation and a remineralization of our soils and bodies.
Learn about how you can become a carbon caretaker. Let's all work together to create healthy soil!
After listening to this episode you will gain a new appreciation for wetlands, bogs, grasslands and beavers!
If you'd like to see Courtney White in our documentary The Soil Solution To Climate Change click here.
Sun, 20 July 2014
Now in its forth year, the West Coast Women's Permaculture Gathering is a weekend of discovery, skill-building and connection. With a focus on taking Permaculture beyond just an interest or hobby, this year's gathering focuses on finding right livelihood. The event takes place on September 18th-21, at Camp Hamilton near Seattle, Washington.
To learn more, I spoke with Delia Carroll, co-organizer of the event along with Jeanine Carlson and Karen Taylor.
With a stellar lineup of presenters, including Permaculture teachers, designers, ehtnobotanists, herbalists and farmers, this year's Permaculture Gathering promises to be the best yet!