In honor of Earth Day, the America’s WETLAND Foundation salutes all the innovators working to restore our wetlands, farm and prairie lands to reduce carbon in our atmosphere. On Thursday, AWF will announce two new wetland restoration projects in Terrebonne Parish where carbon sequestration will be monitored!
New York Times Magazine
April 18, 2018
Can Dirt Save the Earth?
Agriculture could pull carbon out of the air and into the soil – but it would mean a whole new way of thinking about how to tend the land.
When John Wick and his wife, Peggy Rathmann, bought their ranch in Marin County, Calif., in 1998, it was mostly because they needed more space. Rathmann is an acclaimed children’s book author – “Officer Buckle and Gloria” won a Caldecott Medal in 1996 – and their apartment in San Francisco had become cluttered with her illustrations. They picked out the 540-acre ranch in Nicasio mostly for its large barn, which they planned to remake into a spacious studio. Wick, a former construction foreman – they met when he oversaw a renovation of her bathroom – was eager to tackle the project. He knew the area well, having grown up one town away, in Woodacre, where he had what he describes as a “free-range” childhood: little supervision and lots of biking, rope-swinging and playing in the area’s fields and glens.
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