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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.

Colorado Soil Systems Receives 0% Loan

In 2016, Colorado Soil Systems received a $15,000 zero-percent loan from the 2Forks Club. This loan allowed us to establish a fruit-tree rootstock nursery to preserve indigenous trees that grow in the valley; purchase irrigation supplies, fencing, and soil amendments; and embark on a vegetable- and flower- production operation.

Reader Interactions


  1. aaleyth says

    Blessed Be that the love inherent in ‘truths’ shines brilliantly in those who speak and write with such depth and understanding

  2. david williams says

    Marco, This is a great piece. I will pass it on to others I know that can also learn from your wisdom of what is important in evaluating our finances and investments.

  3. Lisa Sadleir-Hart says

    Any interest in bringing your message to Southeast Alaska? I think SeaAlaska’s southeast sustainable partnership may be moving in that direction.

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