Carbon Farming Resources
To provide some background, in 2007, a Nicasio landowner, John Wick, spread a 1/2" layer of compost over a hectare. The Lawrence Berkeley National Lab measured the following results, and the Marin Carbon Project was born:
2,000 lbs (1 ton) of CO2 sequestered per hectare
26,000 litres of increased water per hectare
Erik Toensmeier's new book, The Carbon Farming Solution is an absolutely FABULOUS Hot-off-the-press resource from Chelsea Green Publishing
Citizen-Science Soil Carbon & Biological Monitoring
Union of Concerned Scientists' approved Citizen Science Monitoring Protocol
Peter Donovan, Soil Carbon Coalition's Soil Carbon Observation Crowd-sourced Mapping Tool and Soil Change Map
If you are a landholder, you can calculate the CO2 sequestration potential of your land using this National Calculator:
Colorado State University's COMET Planner
Resource Conservation District Resources:
The Marin Carbon Project Carbon Farming Plans
DRAFT Carbon Farm Plan courtesy of The Carbon Cycle Institute
The Marin RCD Carbon Farming Program
Resources For & By Business Leaders in the Field:
Two-part Webinar April 12th & 26th, 2016 - Carbon Farming For Your Business
40 Business Leaders Learn about Carbon Farming in the Field
Please comment below with any additional resources or if you found these resources helpful!
Buildin' soil 'Til the cows come home......
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