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The Green New Deal: A Soil-Based Path Forward

Released today: https://www.npr.org/2019/02/07/691997301/rep-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-releases-green-new-deal-outline FDR’s New Deal was a massive and transformative package of legislation that is still benefiting the United States despite decades of erosion by short-sighted politicians. Here are just a few of the most important things that came out of the original New Deal from 1933 to 1939: Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons [...]

WORLD SOIL DAY 2018

December 5th was designated as international World Soil Day by the UN General Assembly in 2013. The date was chosen because 12/5 was the birthday of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, who first sanctioned the event. Globally, on this day, we take time to recognize the vital importance of Earth's soil. Largely taken [...]

Winter Composting!

Burrr! Winter is here it seems. Plants are dormant, gardens are sleeping, but under the leaf litter there is still life busily working to recompose stored nutrients from the summer sun! In fact, Dr. Elaine Ingham of Soil Food Web Inc says that the greatest rate of decomposition anywhere on the planet is under a [...]