9/28/18 Governor signs AB 2377 bill to support transition to “Climate Smart Ag“
9/16/18 Read about concrete replacement products which REMOVE CO2 from the atmosphere. http://www.blueplanet-ltd.com/
9/16/18 Excellent Webinars from Arizona State University – the whole series is pretty good – occasionally too much detail!
9/16/18 Soil Carbon Education
8/23 /18 Support California’s “Climate Smart” farming bill SB 2377 – details
8/8/18 Short video on a new type of Zero Waste shop http://www.thezeromarket.com/what-we-do
6/3/18 New 3 min video “Why Farming is Broken”
5/30/18 Great info site http://calclimateag.org/ The California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN) is a statewide coalition that advances state and federal policy to realize the powerful climate solutions offered by sustainable and organic agriculture.
5/19/18 Great new documentary by Lois Robin of Santa Cruz “The Dirt on Climate Change”
4/18/18 Excellent very detailed article about The Marin Carbon Project and regenerative agriculture – well worth the read!
3/29/18 Food waste – California laws requiring appropriate treatment of food waste –
In October 2014 Governor Brown signed AB 1826 Chesbro (Chapter 727, Statutes of 2014), requiring businesses to recycle their organic waste on and after April 1, 2016, depending on the amount of waste they generate per week.
AB 1219 Oct 2017 expands liability protections.
Hope to hear from Mary Simmons May 10th how Santa Cruz plans to comply, but most local stores seem to be sending stuff to food pantries or composting.
Carbon Farming is gaining increasing attention and seems to be the one proven method for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. See also our Drawdown Page
Santa Cruz Community Compost Co. Local group picks up compostables on bikes- slide show below – modest costs!
Home Composting $40 Rebate Program
The City of Santa Cruz will give you a $40 rebate when you purchase a City approved compost bin or worm bin.
Apartment sized double Compost Bins The super-sized Mantis Compost Twin composter has two chambers, so you can let one side “cook” while you continue to add scraps and yard waste to the other side. It holds three 30-gallon trash bags) in each chamber!
Grey Bears Composting Grey Bears has two installations to recycle leftover food scraps from our daily lunch and Brown Bag Programs. Our six Earth Tubs churn out 30 tons of high-quality compost each year. Pick up a 20+ pound bag for just $10 at our Thrift Store. More details on Grey Bears Program
They also sell worm castings from our vermiculture installation. worm composting. If you’re interested in setting up your own home recycling with red worms, our Vermiculture expert, Marla King is here every Friday from 10-11am. Make an appointment by emailing Marla, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Waste Reduction Article about how Denmark has been working to reduce food waste, which is responsible for 30% of greenhouse gas emissions world wide. France also has laws reducing food waste. We all need to start working on this!!
Carbon Farming Links From Kiss the Ground: 4mins – Great Intro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ponam53-mYE
People at the center of Carbon farming 8 min video set in So. California
www.climatechangehitshome.com Joe Morris Cattle Rancher 30:00 – 31:47 Holistic grazing – roots, carbon and water
Great short video from TomKat ranch, Pescadero – includes “Slake Test” https://tomkatranch.org/regenerative-talks-photosynthesis-and-organic-matter/
Interesting demo showing how “good soil” retains water much better than “overworked soil” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEOyC_tGH64 Slake test similar to Tomkat 0-2:30 Infiltration test at 3 mins play to 6 mins
Long but useful article on what to eat and why Regenetarians Unite!
Climate Change – Effects on Crops, Water Supplies...
Dr. David Battisti – Climate Change and Global Food Security (1:05:57)
Yale Course: Energy and Matter Movement through Eco Systems (49min)