The Carbon Farming Solution

The Carbon Farming Solution Author Eric Toensmeier
ISBN-10 9781603585712
Release 2016-02-22
Pages 512
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Agriculture is rightly blamed as a major culprit of our climate crisis. But in this groundbreaking new book, Eric Toensmeier argues that agriculture—specifically, the subset of practices known as “carbon farming”—can, and should be, a linchpin of a global climate solutions platform. Carbon farming is a suite of agricultural practices and crops that sequester carbon in the soil and in aboveground biomass. Combined with a massive reduction in fossil fuel emissions—and in concert with adaptation strategies to our changing environment— carbon farming has the potential to bring us back from the brink of disaster and return our atmosphere to the “magic number” of 350 parts per million of carbon dioxide. Toensmeier’s book is the first to bring together these powerful strategies in one place, including in-depth analysis of the available research and, where research is lacking, a discussion of what it will take to get us there. Carbon farming can take many forms. The simplest practices involve modifications to annual crop production. Although many of these modifications have relatively low sequestration potential, they are widely applicable and easily adopted, and thus have excellent potential to mitigate climate change if practiced on a global scale. Likewise, grazing systems such as silvopasture are easily replicable, don’t require significant changes to human diet, and—given the amount of agricultural land worldwide that is devoted to pasture—can be important strategies in the carbon farming arsenal. But by far, agroforestry practices and perennial crops present the best opportunities for sequestration. While many of these systems are challenging to establish and manage, and would require us to change our diets to new and largely unfamiliar perennial crops, they also offer huge potential that has been almost entirely ignored by climate crusaders. Many of these carbon farming practices are already implemented globally on a scale of millions of hectares. These are not minor or marginal efforts, but win-win solutions that provide food, fodder, and feedstocks while fostering community self-reliance, creating jobs, protecting biodiversity, and repairing degraded land—all while sequestering carbon, reducing emissions, and ultimately contributing to a climate that will remain amenable to human civilization. Just as importantly to a livable future, these crops and practices can contribute to broader social goals such as women’s empowerment, food sovereignty, and climate justice. The Carbon Farming Solution does not present a prescription for how cropland should be used and is not, first and foremost, a how-to manual, although following up on references in a given section will frequently provide such information. Instead, The Carbon Farming Solution is—at its root—a toolkit. It is the most complete collection of climate-friendly crops and practices currently available. With this toolkit, farmers, communities, and governments large and small, can successfully launch carbon farming projects with the most appropriate crops and practices to their climate, locale, and socioeconomic needs. Toensmeier’s ultimate goal is to place carbon farming firmly in the center of the climate solutions platform, alongside clean solar and wind energy. With The Carbon Farming Solution, Toensmeier wants to change the discussion, impact policy decisions, and steer mitigation funds to the research, projects, and people around the world who envision a future where agriculture becomes the protagonist in this fraught, urgent, and unprecedented drama of our time. Citizens, farmers, and funders will be inspired to use the tools presented in this important new book to transform degraded lands around the world into productive carbon-storing landscapes.



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ISBN-10 3737350868
Release 2014-09-25
Pages 32
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ISBN-10 3893853022
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555 Obstsorten f r den Permakulturgarten und balkon

555 Obstsorten f  r den Permakulturgarten und  balkon Author Siegfried Tatschl
ISBN-10 9783706627801
Release 2015-04-03
Pages 424
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NACHHALTIG ANBAUEN, STAUNEN UND GENIESSEN: Permakulturpionier Siegfried Tatschl zeigt in 555 SORTENPORTRÄTS, wie abwechslungsreich und kulinarisch interessant das Angebot an Obst und Nüssen in unseren Gärten sein kann - von A wie Alpenjohannisbeere über S wie Schneeglöckchenbaum bis Z wie Zimthimbeere, VON ALTEN HEIMISCHEN SORTEN BIS ZU ANPASSUNGSFÄHIGEN EXOTEN. IM WOHNZIMMER, AUF DER TERRASSE, AM BALKON ODER IM EIGENEN BIOGARTEN - nahezu überall und ganzjährig lassen sich köstliche Früchte anbauen und ernten. SORTENVIELFALT ERHALTEN UND FÜR DAS LEBEN SORGEN Der Naturgärtner beschäftigt sich seit Jahren mit PERMAKULTUR und der Idee von "ESSBAREN LEBENSRÄUMEN". Egal ob auf Brachflächen oder im eigenen kleinen Hinterhof - es gibt zahlreiche Orte um uns herum, um kleine Paradiese zu schaffen. Kurz gesagt: um zu säen, zu pflegen und zu ernten. RICHTIGES PLANEN UND GESTALTEN und der SORGSAME UMGANG MIT DER NATUR stehen dabei ebenso im Mittelpunkt wie der ERHALT DER ERSTAUNLICHEN VIELFALT. Siegfried Tatschl ist Träumer und Visionär zugleich: Seinen Wunsch, möglichst alle in unserem Klimabereich wachsenden Obst- und Nussarten anzupflanzen, konnte er bei der Gestaltung im "Alchemistenpark" in Kirchberg am Wagram mit derzeit ca. 150 Sorten umsetzen. Dieses umfassende Praxishandbuch fasst seinen reichen Erfahrungsschatz zusammen und macht Lust auf das Entdecken und Experimentieren im eigenen Garten. - die besten Sorten für drinnen und draußen, für Topf und Freiland - zahlreiche Raritäten, mediterrane und exotische Früchte - Informationen zu Standort, Pflege und erfolgreicher Vermehrung - leicht verständliche Einführung in die Grundlagen der Permakultur - ausführlich recherchierte Bezugsquellen für Pflanzen und Samen - Verarbeitungstipps und Rezepte - zusätzlich: Exkurse zu Gewürzen, Gemüse, Pilzen, Bambus - das Praxisbuch für AnfängerInnen, Fortgeschrittene und Profis - mit über 500 Farbfotos und Zeichnungen