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From Soil to Sustainability

A Declaration of Independents

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for some of the people some of the time and all of the people all of the time to reaffirm the political bands which have connected them with one another.

Real Billions and Real Trillions

While I was searching for images of life in the soil, I came upon the following on Sweet Bay Farm’s website (see above). They’re working to restore soils depleted by decades of monoculture—the continual cultivation of a single crop, in this case tobacco—so this picture of several earthworm tunnels in a clod does not yet suggest anything teeming.

A Conversation With Jeff Moyer

Jeff, before we begin, I want to thank you for the images of the jars of water, one with soil rich in organic matter and one with the dissolved murkiness of soil that is deficient in carbon. Ever since you showed those images during a public talk a decade or so ago, the comparison has stuck with me.

Reader Interactions


  1. A little worm joined our garden art bunny rabbit while moving out of the veggie garden prep zone !! ? We laughed and celebrated the amazing power and sustenance that worm family gives to us; and my dearly departed sister Terry (Guinda, CA) may be closer to that worm community than I care to imagine!? ?

    Growing out community’s strength and productivity with Slow Money cultural strategies intrigues my wife and I. Our 4tg generation family farm and cattle enterprise needs FRESH ideas and attitudes. I’m grateful to you-all; and look forward to further inquiry

    Thank you,
    Paul Ahearn
    Vacaville CA

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