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Terra Preta

How the World's Most Fertile Soil Can Help Reverse Climate Change and Reduce World Hunger
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Greystone Books
 | 
May, 2016
ISBN:
9781771641104
In stock now: 
1
$21.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

 Terra preta, meaning black earth in Portuguese, is a very dark, fertile soil first made by the original inhabitants of the Amazon Basin at least 2,500 years ago. According to a growing community of international scientists, this ancient soil, sometimes referred to as biochar, could solve two of the greatest problems facing the world: climate change and the hunger crisis. This comprehensive book condenses everything we know about terra preta and provides instructions for how to make it. Both passionate and practical, the book offers indispensable advice for how to create a better world from the ground up—including instructions on how to make this soil at home.

Perhaps the most important advance might be that farmers and gardeners are now able to produce at low costs their own high-quality biochar, one of the most important ingredients of terra preta, instead of buying it from industrial producers. To provide the most up-to-date information in this do-it-yourself guide, the English edition of the book was augmented to include new compelling climate farming stories, improved recipes for soil fertility, and instructions for how to make biochar
 

How long the soil of our one and only planet remains fertile is in our hands. With terra preta and the knowledge of how best to use it in different scenarios, we can begin to create a modern garden paradise worldwide where we can live better than we do now: a paradise 2.0.

Publisher’s Description: 

A thorough look at the many benefits of the ultra-fertile soil called terra preta and instructions on how to make it.

Terra preta, meaning black earth in Portuguese, is a very dark, fertile soil first made by the original inhabitants of the Amazon Basin at least 2,500 years ago. According to a growing community of international scientists, this ancient soil, sometimes referred to as biochar, could solve two of the greatest problems facing the world: climate change and the hunger crisis. This comprehensive book condenses everything we know about terra preta and provides instructions for how to make it. Both passionate and practical, the book offers indispensable advice for how to create a better world from the ground up.

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