Soil Carbon part 1 / Carbono del Suelo parte 1

Project Type: Partnership
Funds awarded in 2020: $30,000.00
Projected End Date: 09/30/2021
Grant Recipient: Soul Fire Farm Institute, Inc.
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:
Leah Penniman
Soul Fire Farm Institute, Inc.
Soil is a living ecosystem! The vitality of this system impacts the quantity and quality of what we can produce on our farms and in our gardens, and it also affects how much carbon gets stored in the soil or released into the atmosphere. Briana Alfaro, Soul Fire Farm’s soil carbon field researcher, shares ways to test soil for indicators of soil health and soil carbon: an earthworm count, an infiltration test, and a site test. This is Part 1. Part 2 demonstrates the Munsell soil color test, the microbiome meter field test, the Solvita soil respiration test, and the and the soil hardness test. Watch part 2 here:
no name, Soul Fire Farm
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers
This product is associated with the project "Soil Carbon Capture for Diverse Farmers"
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.