Sipping Carbon from the Air
The potential to sequester large amounts of atmospheric carbon through small changes in agricultural practices is huge." Carbon Farming” is the concept of adding carbon back to the soil, which can enhance crop production, reduce the need for chemical fertilizers, and restore the soil's ability to retain carbon. Applying 1/2 inch of compost to the soil in test trials has shown to kick start carbon sequestration at a rate of 1.5 tons per acre per year in grassland habitat. To learn more about Carbon Farming, read this article in the NY Times.