As I wrote previously, I want to start combining our good news posts with climate solutions. I want to highlight good people doing good things in regard to the climate crisis. It’s important to know, despite what is often a deluge of bad news on the climate, good things are happening. I’ll be highlighting regenerative farming for the next few posts because I love how it bridges generational issues, political divides and brings disparate folks together.
And quail. For some reason, as you will see, quail are a big deal in these farming communities. As someone who lived on a National Seashore property as a kid, which meant it had to be left as natural as possible, I can attest to the joy of seeing quail and their chicks walk across the yard and hear their calls. I was glad to see I am not alone.
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Gabe Brown, Allen Williams and Neil Dennis were all going out of business with their conventional grazing – then nature forced their hand to try grazing without chemicals because they couldn’t afford them anymore. They are now the pioneers in regenerative grazing – replacing the specter of bankruptcy with resiliency. These ranchers regenerate their soils which makes their animals healthier and their operations more profitable. Robust soils enable rainwater to sink into the earth rather than run off; and retain that water, so the ranches are much more resilient in drought. Filmed in Starkville, Mississippi: Bismarck, North Dakota; Wawona, Saskatchewan, Canada
I’m starting with the Carbon Cowboys documentary and their new one, Roots So Deep. I’ll break it up over a few posts, but you can go to their website here or their YouTube page here to watch all of it now, read more about their research, and see where they are at in understanding the carbon capture aspect of this journey.