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Carbon Farming Testing Shows Positive Results - January 2022

In 2017, StopWaste began working with the Alameda County Resource Conservation District and later additional partners (The Natural Resource Conservation Service and UC Merced) to add to the body of knowledge on how carbon farming can fight climate change through the application of compost on range lands. Carbon farming refers to practices—including the one-time application of compost—that increase the ability of the soil and plants to pull carbon from the atmosphere and sequester it deep in the soil.