- Author: Jeffrey P Mitchell
January 26, 2019
CASI had the honor of hosting Peter Donovan of the Soil Carbon Coalition at our long-term NRI Project field on Saturday, January 26th. Peter is a very well-known thought-leader and very dedicated person who has been working on the front lines to “advance the practice, and spread awareness of the opportunity, of turning atmospheric carbon into living landscapes and soil carbon” through the Soil Carbon Coalition, a nonprofit (501c3) organization for many years. He and other Coalition partners are traveling far and wide to raise awareness and understanding of the importance of the “soil carbon sponge,” the “living matrix that soaks up, stores, and filters water; holds landscapes in place; and provides nutrients for an entire food chain, from what would otherwise be bare rock and desert sands.” CASI's Jeff Mitchell hosted Peter for a very good visit and examination of the diverse cover crops that are now growing in the NRI Project study and of the changes in soil functions that have occurred with no-tillage and cover crop management since the NRI Project was started in 1999. Peter will join our CIG project group at the upcoming cover crop workshop at the Paicines Ranch February 7 – 9 and he will share some of his thinking with our group at that event. We sincerely thank Peter Donovan for coming by the NRI Project and sharing his ideas with us!