Like Covid-19, carbon sequestration requires municipal and individual action. With Covid 19, we all desire clear guidelines from the various levels of government, and community support for healthcare. But even with those in place, we also take personal responsibility, with face masks and social distancing.
Climate change is similar: Governments meet and negotiate treaties like Paris Accord or the UN Climate Action Summit. We want clear government guidelines and support for a transition into a less polluting society, but individuals are also taking personal responsibility, with actions that reduce their carbon footprint.
There is a new way to reduce your carbon footprint, using the food scraps from your kitchen to make compost for soil-based carbon sequestration .
Local Carbon Networks have existed in San Francisco and Oakland since mid-2019, and are now ready to be rolled out nationally.
The Local Carbon Network will ship you materials to easily and consistently make great compost, out of kitchen waste. Follow the instructions and the soil microbes will sequester a ton of carbon, while increasing the flavor and nutrient density of food from your victory garden or the health and vitality of your houseplants or flower garden.
If you have tried to make compost with food scraps in the past, you already understand the problem. Food scraps make terrible compost. High quality compost, that helps plants grow is almost impossible to make with kitchen waste. Plants need organic material which is fully broken down and contains the full range of soil microbes.
High quality, biocomplete compost is usually made with multiple types of greens, woody materials, and manures. The challenge is getting the material hot enough to correctly decompose the food waste. When soil food web, or biocomplete compost is made, with the full range of biology needed by plants, the skilled composters typically use multiple types of materials, in all three categories (plant waste, woody material and manures).
The Local Carbon Network has been working on this for over a year and has found a solution that does not involve using manure! A combination of biochar, woody material and a “finisher” with the full range of soil biology, makes composting easy – with no smells, no insects and no mess! Member of the Local Carbon Network, anywhere in the United States, will receive regular shipments of each to convert food scraps into powerful compost.
With your membership, every 6 weeks you will receive:
- SkyCarbon Biochar (a half cubic foot)
- Woody Materials (a half cubic foot)
- SymSoil oil microbe biome with 7 types of life essential to carbon sequestration and soil health
Monthly Membership can be cancelled at any time.
The results in your garden will be almost unbelievable. This artichoke, for example, grew to 3 times as large as its brethren and had 8 times as many artichokes. The only difference was the compost made with SkyCarbon Biochar added to the soil.
While you can use SkyCarbon and the biological finisher with any composter, we strongly recommend the Joya composter. The insulation makes it easy to compost year round and the durable design eliminates the challenges we have encountered with other composting methods.
Join with other Local Carbon Network members. Visit this page to see how many local carbon network members are in your area.
Membership starts at $50/month, but a portion goes to outreach to others in your community. Close to half the expense is shipping a box to your home. Once we have 25 local members in your area, we will work establishing a local pickup, which will reducing the monthly expense AND the carbon footprint of your membership.
Mother Nature needs you to become an early member. `