Living Soil Film

This 60-minute documentary features innovative farmers and soil health experts from throughout the U.S. Our soils support 95 percent of all food production, and by 2060, our soils will be asked to give us as much food as we have consumed in the last 500 years. They filter our water. They are one of our most cost-effective reservoirs for sequestering carbon. They are our foundation for biodiversity. (more)

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Good News Friday: Midwestern Farms Sequester Carbon

30 years ago, farmers stopped leaving their fields fallow during the summer months, in favor of planting seasonal shallow root cash and food crops. Interestingly, it increased the probability of rainfall.

Good News Friday: Apple Now 100% Renewable Powered World Wide

Read Apple's announcement here: https://nr.apple.com/dE4b7u4G0X Following Google's lead, Apple has announced that Apple is now globally powered by 100 percent renewable energy. As part of its commitment to combat climate change and create a healthier environment, Apple today announced its global facilities are powered with 100 percent clean energy. This achievement includes retail stores, offices, data centers …

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Gardening: Truly Non-Toxic Pest Control

The Problem with Common "Organic" Solutions When new to gardening, you will undoubtedly face a slew of pests on your tender edibles. Aphids, spider mites, squash bugs, tomato horn worms, and more will likely take up residence in your lush new outdoor food factory. What a lot of gardeners do is freak out and try …

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Galveston’s Seaweed: The Problem is The Solution

First impressions are often misleading. Such was the case when our family took a short vacation to Galveston island off the Texas gulf coast. When we walked out to the beach from the resort where we were staying, we felt that the sand, though a very light beige with fine texture, was somewhat... dirty. In …

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Gardening: Maintaining Your Garden Bed

This is the second part of an indeterminate series on gardening. See Part 1 here: Gardening: Preparing Your New Garden Bed It has been one month since we laid out some basic methods of preparing a garden bed, including planting it out. Waiting is the Hardest Part The first year we gardened in our current home, …

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Trees and Water Conservation: Do They Help or Hinder?

I assume you’ve heard that water is an increasingly precious resource; that supplies of fresh water are shrinking, and that it is vitally important to find a solution for future generations. Some of our favorite missions focus on providing or improving access to clean water for communities with shrinking or insufficient access. All life on …

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