Building Soil Health Through Climate-Smart Farming
by Craig Kolodge Ph.D. (aka Dr. K)
Did you know that San Pasqual Valley Soils’ annual impact on reducing GHG’s is the equivalent of removing approximately 2000 automobiles from our local roads and highways and capturing and storing in our soils over 2 million gallons of rainfall each year.
Greenhouse gases (GHG’s) are gases in the atmosphere that act to trap heat near the earth’s surface.
So what is Carbon Sequestration and how does it help in regulating the amount of heat stored in our atmosphere?
Compost and mulch also act indirectly by creating healthy soils which support plant development, reduce erosion and remove toxic chemicals associated with storm water run-off, increase the water holding capacity of soils (1 cubic foot of our compost will hold 4 gals of water), improve water infiltration and capture and store precious rainfall in the soil before it escapes into our ocean. See diagram below showing how this process works in practice.
That speaks volumes as to the value and importance of recycling our natural resources and utilizing them to protect and renew our environment now and into the future. We appreciate and value all our partners and customers who have joined us in this endeavor.