carbonfarming Photos & Videos

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Attracting cats to your garden may have its advantages when it comes to small rodents, but it comes at a price. Loose soil is the perfect kitty litter substitute. If you don’t mind cats in your garden, but don’t appreciate all of the consequences, there are a few things you can try… One of the most effective treatments is sharp sticks. Short sharp sticks that stick up 2–3 inches (about 5 cm) above the soil and are spaced close enough together that cats can’t squat to do their business. It is potentially the cheapest and most effective solution to the ‘litter tray’ issue. 
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Small, and larger mammals (such as mice, and cats) can be a nightmare when it comes to growing vegetables. There are numerous steps you can take to help deter mice from your growing space. Firstly, try to eliminate nesting possibilities. If you have a shed, close up all points of entry to prevent them from nesting inside. Mice can squeeze through tiny gaps (as small as 1–2 cm), so be thorough. Keep your plot clean and tidy to remove any potential nesting places or nesting materials (piles of wood, grass clippings, etc.). Avoid using deep and cosy mulches (such as straw, or any fluffy material). Read more on Medium.com - Search GROW Observatory Stories and see recent articles. Photo credit: Mark Philpott https://www.flickr.com/photos/fftang/3647608447/

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9 hours ago

The sheep have very happily bid farewell to the hot, humid weather, and seem reinvigorated in their grazing duties. Miranda even saw some of the adult ewes jumping, and leaping like their lambs a few days ago. Everyone on the farm feels the seasons changing. We even paused for long enough to have a veritable farm meeting yesterday, and planned through the next few days, weeks, and months. The summer to do list is won and lost. What a relief that Mother Nature to turn the page on our behalf.

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Grass-fed? Nope! This is called Forage Fed/Finished. Iron clay peas being consumed by steers fattening up is an understatement. Going to add 10 more steers next week because there is to much forage. What they don't eat will be trampled in the ground to add carbon, organic matter and release nitrogen as it is consumed. We will then no till our winter/spring forages into the litter left behind. #knowyourfarmer #eatlocalsc #yeahthatgreenville #iongreenville #farmfresh #farmtofork #farmtotable #organicmatter #sustainablefarming #carbonfarming #carcassquality #farmtotable #eatlocalridebikes #educateyourself #foragefedbeef #foragefinishedbeef #grassfedbeef #ironclaypeas #forages

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This is the first year for our hardy kiwi fruit! We've been waiting 3 years for this. Once hardy kiwis are fully mature they will produce on average 100 lbs of fruit per vine per year. On a good year, a single vine can make 200lbs. It is important to grow local, nutritional, perennial and ecologically regenerative food sources. To replace international petroleum, toxic chemical and slavery dependent sources of food. #food #ediblelandscaping #kiwi #hardykiwi #permaculture #farm #carbonfarming #nantucket #ethicaleats #foodforest #massachusetts

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4 days ago

Guuuys! In my hand I have the first bundle of our NC hemp (and this is just a small fraction of our harvest)! This is a BIG day! This hemp was grown in Bahama, NC, processed in East Durham and will be woven in my studio in South Durham. Our @one_acre_exchange team has looked forward to this day and I can't believe it's finally here. This is one small step in bringing climate beneficial hemp fabric and products to our commintuy. Woot woot!!

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#Repost @life_in_syntropy with @get_repost ・・・ "A VIRADA DO CONVENCIONAL" Uma esperança em larga escala no coração do agronegócio ASSISTA AO VÍDEO NO IGTV . . #agriculturasintropica #syntropicfarming #largescalefarming #sintropia #syntropy #agriculturasintropica #agrofloresta #agroforestry #agroecologia #agricultura #maisqueorgânico #organico #agriculturaorganica #carbonfarming #regenerativeagriculture #sustainabilty #regeneration #agroecology . . "THE TWIST OF CONVENTIONAL FARMING" A large-scale hope at the heart of the Brazilian agribusiness. WHAT IT ON IGTV

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4 days ago

About 40 cubic yards of fresh mulch donated by a generous Neighbor! This will get spread around our farm and will act like a giant sponge to save water and increase soil fertility. #CarbonFarming is #Winning.

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4 days ago

The Running of the Cows and Sheep: a movement, collectively, across the country road, toward the new pasture, in search of fresh grass, rotating, rotating, rotating, turning, returning, circulating, and spiraling. In a dance of sustenance, they eat and poop, regenerating soil, regenerating grass, regenerating air and themselves and us. And hopefully, in some way, we can enter this dance of sustenance joyfully, intentionally, and with loving-kindness. #carbonfarming #organicfarming #rotationalgrazing #permaculture #regenerativeagriculture #icelandicsheep #vermontfarm

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5 days ago

Let me learn you something, again! 100% forage fed/finished beef, or grass fed/finished beef cannot contain E.coli bacteria.. The fermentation in the rumen caused from eating grain products is where the E. coli comes from. When the animal only eats good forages and grasses there is NO fermentation and NO E.coli .. Soooo. Eat local! Eat Forage fed/finished, eat Grass fed/ finished.. Know your farmer people!! Know your food!! #knowyourfarmer #knowyourfood #eatlocalsc #eatlocalridebikes #yeahthatgreenville #farmfresh #farmtofork #farmtotable #foragefedbeef #foragefinishedbeef #grassfinishedbeef #educateyourself #educatekids #ecoli #carbonfarming #southernliving #sustainablefarming #understand

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5 days ago

Look who finally decided to show up to the party

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6 days ago

HEIRLOOM FESTIVAL..PURE FOOD FAIR!! We went to the heirloom festival as exhibitors and had a blast!! We will definitely be back next year!! And every year after that...we sold every piece of #moringa we brought! Going bigger next year! The kids had a blast...all the watermelon and honey they could eat! Thanks to @miss_eve1025 and @dom_vaalis we made it happen! These boys will be running the show sooner than later ..thanks to @foreverfloweringemily for pointing us in the right direction...check out these slides..the last slide has a SECRET ...ssssshhhh...we only took a couple melons and pumpkins and left a donation but it was an all out free-for-all after the festival..I saw a guy make off with a whole truckload of pumpkins!! We will have a great variety of melons for generations to come! #garymillersgiants had a good showing too...taking 3rd place...all in all a success..if you haven't been before check it out next year...it's held at the #sonomacountyfairgrounds every year in September Go check out our website www.7GenProducers.Farm Get some #moringa in your life #bethechange #knowledgeispower #soilfoodweb #regenerativeagriculture #permaculture #beyondorganic #geodesicdome #dowhatyoulove #farm365 #organic #superfood #health #govegan #vegan #farming #farm #farmtotable #nutrition #wellness #food #education #farmtofork #carbonfarming

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6 days ago

So excited to be part of the healthy soils initiative in California with our partnership with Sonoma Mountain Institute and the @sonomarcd . We got a grant to spread compost on 53 acres of rangeland in the hopes that we will be able to improve soil health and sequester carbon in combination with grazing. We have taken a bunch of soil monitoring measurements as baseline to see if the treatments work. We look forward to seeing how it develops over the coming years. Appreciate our partnership with the Sonoma RCD and SMI to do this.

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What a fun time co-presenting on #carbonfarming last night for the #mastergardeners program in #santabarbara. I Special thanks to @ahhhhllegra for her amazing presentation on California state initiatives and for setting up the talk and @joshgraning for joining us with his great slides! More to come! @white_buffalo_land_trust @sbccpermaculture @sbccofficial @cec_sb I If you want to learn more sign up for my Spring 19 Introduction to Permaculture Design course offered by the Environmental Horticulture Department at the Santa Barbara City College. It is still a ways away but tends to fill up quick! Hope to see you there! #permaculture #permacultureinacademia #ecologicalliteracy #summerland #carpinteria #ventura #oxnard #gaviota #lompoc #santamaria #ojai #california

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Our beautiful #traditionalhereford cattle turning stuff we can’t eat #grass into highly nutritious stuff that we can #beef. And at the same time they are priming nature’s carbon pump via photosynthesising plants to sequester carbon, feed soil microbes and build soil. Photo thanks to one of our recent visitors 🙂

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Soil science is hilaaaarious, so many dirty jokes. Dr. David Montgomery, University of Washington geomorphology professor and prominent soil health author, gave an amazing talk on the interconnectedness of soil health, human health, and planetary health last night. This MacArthur Fellow is a very talented science communicator - a couple of my favorite words were, “nature clothes herself in plants,” describing the importance of cover crops for reducing erosion and improving soil health, and, “trillions of invisible farm hands,” describing the value of building healthy, living soil. I’ve included a couple images from a figure pointing out one of the many benefits of improved soil health: Sustainable agriculture practices can improve soil water efficiency. Panel (a) shows higher evaporation and runoff rates in a typical monocropped corn belt system, and panel (b) shows how a diversified system including perennials, cover crops, and livestock can improve freshwater use efficiency by decreasing evaporation and runoff while increasing transpiration (the way plants cycle water). Content was drawn from “Turning Soils into Sponges,” a 2017 report from the Union of Concerned Scientists. Soils that contain little organic carbon act as strainers, whereas soils with plenty of organic carbon act as sponges, serving to mitigate flooding, improve plant water availability, decrease freshwater demands for irrigation, and increase ecosystem biodiversity and resilience. #soil #dirt #farming #conservationagriculture #soilhealth #carbon #soilcarbon #soilorganicmatter #carbonsequestration #carbonfarming #climate #plants #planthealth #ecosystem #nature #science #education #knowledge #sciencecommunication

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1 week ago

Foraging is one of our favourite activities ! Who can guess what these are ? Hint, they were used by the Ohlone - indigenous people of the Santa Cruz mountains ! 🌿 #forage #foraging #greenbeauty

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‘The Dirt on Climate Change’ is a 45-minute film that explores an ecological and biological approach to climate change and what sequestering carbon in the soil can do for people and the planet. . The film visits several innovators working at the intersection of soil and climate change. Sallie at @paicinesranch helps viewers understand concepts of regenerative agriculture and how farming and ranching with animals and plants working together can sequester carbon. . Check out the full video at www.climatechangehitshome.com [🔗 in profile] . 🎥 A film by Lois Robin, Ed Schehl, & Jon Kennedy. . #soil #soilhealth #thedirtonclimatechange #climatechange #carbonfarming #regenerativeagriculture #carbondrawdown

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A hardy banana (Musa Basjoo) growing fairly large and surviving the harsh winters at the most developed food forest and nursery of Massachussets.Tripple Brook Farm in Southampton, MA. Here there are over 1000 species of edible, medicinal, native, and generally useful plants. The Persimmons, hardy orange, plums, mulberries, and massive kiwi vines with several hundred lbs. of fruit on them are some of my favorite things here. It's a beautiful place and i'll soon be back. #tripplebrookfarm #Musabasjoo #hardynanners #foodforest #permaculture #carbonfarming #giantherb #lampininthehamptons

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GIANT PUMPKIN SEASON HAS BEGUN!!! 1323 lbs... #garymillersgiants first competition out of the gate @bakercreekseeds #heirloomfestival was a hit...3rd place isn't bad...we are saving the monsters for later in the season...can you believe this pumpkin grew from a seed in mid April...so 6 months...that's an average of more than 7lbs a day... #atlanticgiants grow up to 50/60lbs per day during their peak!!! Literally making waves in the sand they sit on!! Next competition is @constantlygrowinghydroponics on September 29th at their diamond springs location!! Thanks to @dosatronusa @chris.dosatron We have had a great growing season... looking forward to showing what the big ones will weigh in at!!!.. .. . Go check out our website www.7GenProducers.Farm Get some #moringa in your life #bethechange #knowledgeispower #soilfoodweb #regenerativeagriculture #permaculture #beyondorganic #worms #geodesicdome #dowhatyoulove #farm365 #organic #superfood #health #govegan #vegan #farming #farm #farmtotable #nutrition #wellness #food #education #farmtofork #carbonfarming #dontstopwontstop

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When life gives you off cuts, make charcoal 🔥 “Bio-Char” is a sustainable solution to up-cycle wood scraps from the @eternal_returns shop. Utilizing a cleaner burn method, the wood is reduced to pure carbon and has a long list of uses, including.... BBQ fuel 🐖 Soil Amendment 🌱 Air Filter ☁️ Water Filter 💦 Fire starter 🔥 Emergency first aid Livestock feed supplement & many more.... Stop on by our booth @franklinfarmersmkt today to learn more ! #sustainablesolutions #supportlocal #franklinmarket #picktn #charcoal #biochar #bbq #resourcemanagement #carbonfarming #permaculture #reduce #reuse #regenerate #recycle #upcycle #Orenda #farmerscoop #homesteadsupply

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I’m not the best note taker, but I’m pretty sure this is the 8th time around the farm this year for the sheepies. Could be the 7th actually. Either way, they won’t be back here for about 40 to 50 days, so the grass will get plenty of rest headed into the fall/winter. Hopefully our tight management this year will have left us a little reserve grass to reduce our hay dependence over the winter. Oh, and we will also likely have some lamb available soon.. or at least as soon as I remember to call the processor. Anywho, hit us up if you might be interested in some lamb! #carbonfarming

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Watch this demonstration of fire vulnerability on intensively grazed vs. non-grazed land. Video from The Hopeland Research and Extension Center: https://www.facebook.com/HoplandREC/

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The Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) has brought leaders and people together from around the world this week to “Take Ambition to the Next Level." We were honored and excited to showcase our vineyard soil carbon field trial site with the Jackson Family as well as collaborate on the work our local dairy and range partners in Marin and Sonoma County are spearheading. #gcas2018 #climatesmart #climatesmartagriculture #carbonfarming #soilhealthmatters #sonomacounty #innovation #science #partnershipinaction #leadersinconservation #SRCD

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Director Mark Kitchell will introduce the 7:15 screening of #EvolutionofOrganic on Friday!The film tells the story of organic agriculture, told by those who built the movement. Don’t miss it! Tickets: bit.ly/theorganicfilm

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#Repost @soulfoodfarm with @get_repost ・・・ Our #womenofabundance event is September 22nd at Soul Food Farm and our plans continue to grow and grow. We are so happy to be planning this event with Erin Walkenshaw @erinwalkenshaw. We can’t think of a better person to be the moderator for the day! With her easy manner and brilliant mind she has dived into developing a rich conversation everyone can be part of. Erin has a deep passion for agriculture and regenerative systems and will be asking our panelists their thoughts on regenerative economies,culture and communities. Currently @erinwalkenshaw spends her time working with @fibershed_ to help design and implement carbon farm plans. Join us for #womenofabundance on September 22 for a lively conversation. To read more about our event visit our website at soulfoodfarm.com or go to link in bio. Tickets are live. #womenleaders #regenerativeeconomy #realtalk #regenerativeculture #regenerativecommunity #regenerativeagriculture #womensupportingwomen #abundance #communityovercompetition #fibershed #carbonfarming #holisticlandmanagement Panelist: @rebeccarburgess @helenatu @lizprueitt_tartine @paigegreenphoto @anv_farm #nicollettehahnniman #jessicaprentice

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We are psyched to be a part of this year’s Global Action Summit program discussion of Climate Smart Agriculture! We love sharing our journey in carbon farming to create a more sustainable model for food production. Thank you to the Carbon Cycle Institute, Marin Agricultural Land Trust, and Organic Valley for sponsoring the event, and to The Bodega CA for feeding us an incredible lunch! This 📷 by @christine_su #carbonfarming #sustainableagriculture #healthysoil #globalactionsummit #carboncycleinstitute

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Industrial agriculture is bringing about the mass extinction of life on Earth. #IndustrialAgriculture is absolutely responsible for driving deforestation, absolutely responsible for pushing industrial monoculture, and that means it is responsible for species loss. You cannot make industrial agriculture workable unless you externalise the costs and exploit nature. Be more aware of your power as part of a society where we can change things. We have this power to change things in the future. What we have to do is make that change. It is time to switch to a world in which resources are shared and looked after. “The commons is only a tragedy because the commons in England were eliminated. Before they were eliminated there were people who could manage resources and nature in ways that were sustainable.” “The idea of a commons that is managed collectively and the way in which nature is managed well and sustainably, that’s a memory that needs to be recuperated.” Learn the benefits of #NoTill & permaculture design! Diversify!! Preserve soil health, water holding capacity, soil carbon, soil life, mycorrhizal networks, and more! #permaculture #permaculturememe #permaculturedesign #sustainablefarming #rethink #permies #permaculturerevolution #earthactivism #timeforchange #giveashitaboutnature #climateaction #beyondorganic #soilhealth #regenerate #ecology #beyondsustainable #permaculturememes #peoplepower #workwithnature #regeneration #polyculture #contraryfarmer #carbonfarming #soil #farming #drought #droughtfarmer #climatechange

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Let's stop debating with climate deniers and actually take action on something we all agree on. By taking action on clean air, water and food, we can reverse climate change. Everything that affects those three things also affects climate change... so let's change the conversation and make a real change - away from politics. . . . #changetheconversation . . . #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #carbonfarming #regenerativefarming #regenerativeag #environment #climateaction #agroecology #foodsecurity #wedonthavetime

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