Back to the Future: Terra Preta – Ancient Carbon Farming System for Earth Healing in the 21st Century

Terra Preta, meaning "Black Earth" in Portuguese, is a soil building technique developed by ancient Amazonian civilizations at least 7000 years ago as a solution to permanently solve the problems of poor tropical soil fertility. Large deposits of this black earth are still found today with depths of up to 2 meters. The first deposits where discovered in 1870, but it has only been in the last 10 years that … Continue reading Back to the Future: Terra Preta – Ancient Carbon Farming System for Earth Healing in the 21st Century