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Biochar Solution

by Albert Bates

From excavations on the banks of the Amazon river, clearings of the savanna/gallery forests in the Upper Xingu, and ethnographic studies of Mesoamerican milpas, science is re-tracing the path of a lost method of agriculture, and, to its astonishment, found it vboth anciently pervasive and more sustainable and productive that what we are currently pursuing.


While conventional agriculture leads to deserts, blowing parched dirt across the globe and melting ice caps, this other, older style, brings fertile soils, plant and animal diversity and birdsong. While the agriculture we use has been shifting Earth's carbon balance from soil and living vegetation to atmosphere and ocean, the agriculture that was nearly lost moves carbon from sky to soil and crops. The needed shift, once embarked upon, can be profound and immediate. We could once more become a garden planet, with deep black earths and forests of fruit and nuts where deserts now stand. We can heal our atmosphere and oceans.


Come along on this journey of rediscovery with The Biochar Solution: Carbon Farming and Climate Change.




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