Real Organic Podcast

Peter Donovan: RedirectingThe Carbon Conversation Towards The Water Cycle

August 22, 2023 Real Organic Project Episode 130
Real Organic Podcast
Peter Donovan: RedirectingThe Carbon Conversation Towards The Water Cycle
Show Notes

#130: Peter Donovan of the Soil Carbon Coalition shares his thoughts on the true value of carbon sequestration in agricultural settings, and how it differs from the ideas being pushed by industrial players who stand to benefit from carbon credits and offsets.

Peter Donovan has a long history working in agriculture, specifically managing livestock, pastures,  and soil. He has authored numerous articles and given lectures on improving the soil carbon sponge and finessing ideal grazing practices. Peter is the founder of the Soil Carbon Coalition.


https://soilcarboncoalition.org/why/

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