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What is the best way to utilize sunlight: grow food or to produce fuel?

Finding Hope in an Era of Climate Chaos

So, can a book about soil and carbon give us … hope? In this Q&A, Courtney White, author of Grass, Soil, Hope: A Journey Through Carbon Country, talks about the hope he found as he researched a wide variety of simple strategies that anyone can undertake to help create a more sustainable future.

Coming into Carbon Country

Climate change is carbon, hunger is carbon, money is carbon, politics is carbon, land is carbon, we are carbon.

Grass, Soil, Hope

“Grass, Soil, Hope is at the same time a challenging book, in that it asks us to reconsider our pessimism about the human engagement with the rest of nature.

Herding Wisdom

Here’s a new twist on an ancient practice: skilled shepherds as ecological doctors!

Redefining Local

What does “local” mean when you live on a remote farm or ranch?

Weeds and Black Gold

In 2004, Kathy Voth had an out-of-the-box idea: teach cows to eat weeds.

Thinking like a creek

When it comes to land, building resilience in an ecosystem so it can withstand an intense shock often means rebuilding resilience.

Edible Ecosystems

Here are condensed versions of two profiles in my upcoming book Grass, Soil, Hope that feature the regenerative practices at the nexus between food and nature.

An Anguished Question

Novelist Wallace Stegner once said that all books should try to answer an “anguished question.” I believe the same is true for ideas, movements and emergency efforts. In the case of climate change, one anguished question is this: what can we do right now to help reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide from its current level back to 350 ppm?