Forget moonshots — it’s time now for a global ‘soilshot’ to address climate change

By David Montgomery, Professor of Earth and Space Sciences,
University of Washington. Published by GreenBiz.

What if it were possible to reverse course, regenerate soil organic matter and reduce farmers’ need for diesel fuel and chemical fertilizers made with fossil fuels? This would make it feasible to stash more carbon in the soil and reduce the amount that’s sent skyward in the process of growing food. I saw the potential for regenerative agriculture to restore soil organic matter in both developed and developing countries when I researched Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life, my book about how regenerative farming practices allow farmers to reduce their use of costly fertilizers and pesticides. All the farmers I interviewed shared three things in common. Read more here.

Infographic: How plants sequester carbon A) as they grow and B) after they die. University of Nebraska-LincolnCreative Commons

Additional Recommended Reading

Booklet: Guide to Regenerative Agriculture in Nebraska