132 results for author: Joanna Campe


Alex Podolinsky (1925-2019) Was an Australian Biodynamic Farming Giant

In 1988 I had the good fortune, along with my husband Christian, to assist Christopher Bird and Peter Tompkins on their upcoming book Secrets of the Soil, after their previous worldwide bestseller The Secret Life of Plants. I assisted on the chapters, “The Dust of Life” and “Life and Death in the Forest,” which focused on remineralization. During that year, Christopher Bird travelled to Australia to join Alex Podolinsky on his yearly tour of biodynamic farms, which covered over a million and a quarter acres of land. Christopher would send the hand-written scripts to me to give to Peter Tompkins. While on their tour from farm to farm, Alex ...

XVI International Workshop on Organic Agriculture

Conference Title: XVI International Workshop on Organic Agriculture Date: March 18 - 21, 2020  Location: Sinaloa, Mexico Website: https://facebook.com/ecoagroguamuchil/

Towards a Geotherapy Institute

(Edited for this publication by Carter Haydu; Originally published: https://cologie.wordpress.com/2020/02/16/32-towards-a-geotherapy-institute-vers-la-creation-dun-institut-pour-une-geotherapie-en-francais-plus-bas/) Creating a Geotherapy Institute has re-emerged as an idea in recent weeks, energized largely thanks to Mackenze McAleer and his Geonauts — a company involved with the exciting new field of ‘graviculture’.   Geonauts joins the Geotherapy Institute cause Soil4climate’s Seth Itzkan and Karl Thidemann, promoters of Alan Savory’s holistic grazing management, as well as Thomas Goreau and Joanna Campe, co-authors and co-edit...

Remineralization’s Success in Brazil Draws Ire

At the moment there is a very strong clash within Embrapa, the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, which recently released a policy clarification memo saying that there was no proof of the effectiveness of the use of rock powders. The use of remineralizers is growing rapidly among medium and large farmers. The fact that more and more people are using remineralizers, including conventional farmers who produce thousands of hectares, has put the chemical fertilizer producers on alert. This is particularly true because Brazil is not included in the global elite who control the production of fertilizers despite being the fourth biggest consumer ...

Call for Papers for the IV Congresso Brasileiro de Rochagem

(Photo from the III Congresso Brasileiro de Rochagem in 2016 conference.) Translated from Brazilian Portuguese. Original version available here. The Event The third millennium began with an unprecedented recognition of the importance of the use of natural resources. Environmental issues have gained in visibility and share importance along with economic issues. As a result, there is a greater concern with food security and socio-environmental and economic development, without losing sight of the preservation of biodiversity and the well-being of the human species. In this scenario, Brazil is a protagonist, as it holds a large part of the world’s ...

CANCELLED: Earthx2020 Expo, Conference and Film Festival

Update March 22, 2020: The Earthx2020 Expo has been cancelled. They are looking to take the associated conference online. Information to follow. Event Title: Earthx2020 Date: April 23 - 26, 2020  Location: Fair Park, Dallas, Texas Description: “We are an international, nonprofit environmental forum whose purpose is to educate and inspire people to action towards a more sustainable future. We assemble and connect citizens, educators, students, businesses, nonprofits, and global leaders to explore sustainable solutions for today’s most pressing challenges.” Special Note: Remineralize the Earth will have a booth at the Expo. Stop by to meet ...

IV Congresso Brasileiro de Rochagem, June 22 – 25, 2020

Conference Title: IV Congresso Brasileiro de Rochagem Date: June 22 - 25, 2020  Location: Catalão - Goiás, Brazil

Remineralize the Earth makes the ‘Platinum’ grade with GuideStar

Remineralize the Earth has received the GuideStar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency — their newest and highest level of recognition. The official description of this rating says, “This organization is a platinum-level GuideStar participant, demonstrating its commitment to transparency.” The prestigious honor demonstrates RTE’s commitment to measuring progress and results. Fewer than 3 percent of nonprofits achieve a GuideStar platinum rating. Each year, millions of people, including individual donors, nonprofit leaders, grant makers, government officials and academic researchers, as well as media, use GuideStar data to make intelligent ...

2020 TOFGA Annual Conference

Conference Title: 2020 TOFGA Annual Conference Host Organization: Texas Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association Date: January 16-18, 2020  Location: Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center in Temple, Texas Conference Description: “The conference includes three days of in-depth workshops and learning sessions, plus multiple off-site intensives and farm tours. Additional highlights include a farm-to-table banquet with keynote speaker, social and networking opportunities, and an excellent trade show featuring new and innovative as well as mainstay agricultural tools, inputs, and services. TOFGA is a statewide non-profit organization ...

The Violets in the Mountains Break the Rocks – Kosmologym’s Remineralization Art Installation

This is a reprint of an article originally published by Kosmologym (http://www.kosmologym.com/dirtball.html) We previously reported on Walker Tufts’ plans to create an art installation that illustrates the concept of remineralization for the Franconia Sculpture Park in Shafer, MN. The installation has been completed.   Dirtball is an invitation to a game that is always going on beneath our feet. The court invites you to join this soil making game along with birds, bugs, plants, minerals and weather. The prairie plants in the key garden below the purple martin house reach deep into the ground and draw minerals to the surface. The purple ...