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Terra preta how the world"s most fertile soil can help reverse climate change and reduce world hunger : with instructions on how to make this soil at home by Ute Scheub

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Charcoal,
  • Biochar,
  • Environmental aspects,
  • Climate change mitigation,
  • Carbon sequestration,
  • Soil amendments,
  • Agriculture,
  • Soil fertility

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementUte Scheub, Haiko Pieplow, Hans-Peter Schmidt, & Kathleen Draper ; foreword by Tim Flannery
ContributionsFlannery, Tim F. (Tim Fridtjof), 1956- writer of foreword, Pieplow, Haiko, author, Schmidt, Hans-Peter (Ecologist), author, Draper, Kathleen, author
Classifications
LC ClassificationsS663.S413
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 211 pages
Number of Pages211
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27207266M
ISBN 10177164110X
ISBN 109781771641104
OCLC/WorldCa946215307

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  Terra preta is the Portuguese name of a type of soil which is thought to have almost miraculous properties. The newspapers are flooded with reports about “black gold,” scientists believe that two of the greatest problems facing the world – climate change and the hunger crisis — can be solved by it/5. 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, years ago. According to a growing community of in. This book publication emerged from a meeting in Benicassim/Spain in A group of enthusiastic scientists from diverse backgrounds decided that it is time to present a comprehensive overview of research on the so-called "Terra Preta de Indio" or Amazonian Dark Earths.   However, terra preta can also be created for home gardening, incorporating compost and cooked food waste. To that end, the book includes a recipe with step-by-step instructions, along with a diary of one Berlin woman’s efforts to make her own terra preta. Her newly fertile soil produced garden harvests two months early.5/5.

Reversing climate change and reducing world hunger seem to be rather lofty goals for a type of soil, but the authors of Terra Preta make strong arguments to turn to ancestral traditional knowledge as a way out of our current environmental and social problems. Whether you come at this book as a farmer/gardener, a sociologist, an historian, or an environmental activist, Terra Preta offers a.   The back cover provides the enticement to read the contents of this book: “ than 2, years ago, the original inhabitants of the Amazon Basin made terra preta, or “black earth,” the world’s most fertile soil. They created this potent substance by taking regular soil and adding biochar–charcoal made from organic wastes.   Mike talks about terra preta soil in his second book, in the section titled "The Good Earth." Here's a short quote: Recently, in the deep Amazon basin region of north-central Brazil. Terra Preta Review exists to unearth phenomenal writing by folx at all stages of their writing careers. We're especially interested in poetry, translation, creative non-fiction, craft essays, literary reviews, art, collage, and photography by members of marginalized communities - BIPOC, LGBTQI2+, womxn, refugees, immigrants, creators old and young, and those who are neurodiverse or differently.

And even better, widespread use of terra preta would actively protect the climate. This practical book by a world authority on the subject — available in English for the first time — practically guarantees success in production and application of terra preta whether in the garden, raised beds, larger growing operations, or simple balcony boxes. Terra Preta Author: Ute Scheub ISBN: Genre: Nature File Size: 5 MB Format: PDF, Docs Download: Read: Get This Book. Hancock is quite taken by the existence of terra preta, an artificial soil made from compost, charcoal (derived from slash-and-char forest management), and pottery peoples of the Amazon developed it, probably through accidental accumulations of trash, to make agriculture possible in the basin’s relatively infertile soil, but Hancock believes that it “feels like the work of. Terra preta is the Portuguese name of a type of soil which is thought to have almost miraculous properties. The newspapers are flooded with reports about “black gold,” scientists believe that two of the greatest problems facing the world – climate change and the hunger crisis — can be solved by it.