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Episode 149. Using Cover Crops to Sequester Carbon

In today’s episode, we will learn about Carbon Sponge, an interdisciplinary collaboration in New York City that explores the potential for urban soils to sequester carbon as a means to reduce greenhouse gases and build healthy soil. Justin Duncan, Sustainable Agriculture Specialist at NCAT’s Southwestern Regional Office in San Antonio, Texas, interviews Katharhy G., a plant and soil science researcher with Carbon Sponge. Katharhy talks about how they are engineering their own soil and researching the use of cover crops in urban areas for carbon sequestration. Originally from South America, Katharhy’s background is in agroecosystem health, ethnobiology, regenerative food production and social ecology.

For more information on this topic, you can contact Justin Duncan directly at justind@ncat.org.

Please note: There is some background noise during the interview, but we think the conversation is worthwhile.

Related ATTRA Resources:

Urban Agriculture in the United States: Baseline Findings of a Nationwide Survey

Overview of Cover Crops and Green Manures

Other Resources:

Carbon Sponge, website

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