Soil Carbon Restoration at Many Hands Organic Farm

Since the early 1980s we have made a priority of farming organically using an integrated growing system that includes livestock, vegetable and fruit crops. We focus on maximum fertility through soil carbon-sequestering techniques including cocktail cover cropping, heavy mulches, soil mineralization, and foliar applications of minerals and biologicals. This is our 10th year practicing extremely limited tillage – what the mycorrhizal fungi like best!

To learn more about our soil carbon restoration and our soil carbon-sequestering techniques, please review Soil Carbon Restoration: Can Biology do the Job? a white paper written by Jack when he was the policy director of NOFA/Mass, as well as several short digests on soil carbon (below). Additionally, review the videos to the right, including a NOFA/Mass video that discusses soil carbon restoration and a workshop led by Jack and Julie called Soil Carbon: Raising More, Better Food while Easing Climate Stress. Jack’s paper has been translated to several languages, including: Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, French, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, Greek, and Vietnamese (click to view).

For more information on soil carbon restoration, please visit

Soil Carbon Shorts

Click paper to view

How Plants Will Save the World
Fascinating Fungal Networks
Ruminants and Methane
A Primer on Soil Carbon Numbers
Microbe Involvement in Soil Formation
Your Highly Productive Organic Garden
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