Harnessing Nature to Stabilize the Climate and Adapt to Change

Whatever you think of climate change projections, the impacts of extreme weather are evident: tropical cyclones in Alaska, arctic blasts, killer heat waves, extreme droughts, 500-year floods, mega wildfires, and life-threatening blizzards. The number of natural disasters has increased fivefold over the last 50 years, with economic losses increasing sevenfold. The costs to our health and safety, food

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American Persimmon – Eating the Fruit of the Gods

The Latin name for Persimmon, Diospyros, literally means “divine fruit.” So it’s no surprise that it was a staple of Native American orchards for centuries. Yet many of us have never tasted this delicious native fruit! Why isn’t American Persimmon more common today? And what makes it so special?

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Biochar Bill Would Allocate $250 Million

The recently introduced Biochar Research Network Act would establish a national network of up to 20 research centers to expand the production and use of biochar to improve soils and accelerate natural climate solutions. The work of the proposed research centers would focus on improving crop yields and soil

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Biochar Agroforestry Research Project Launched

We are excited to announce the launch of a new biochar agroforestry research project thanks to the generous support of the USDA’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. The grant supports the exploration and promotion of “novel approaches” to productive agricultural systems that enhance the ecosystems in which

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Oak: An Ecological Powerhouse

Oak trees produce acorns. Acorns have nourished insects, animals, and people for at least 25 million years. About 600 different oak species span the globe, from northern temperate forests to high elevation tropical cloud forests. Quercus is the largest genera of tree in the Northern Hemisphere, with the largest

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Honey Locust: Loved by Livestock and People Alike

Honey locust are ideal silvopasture trees that can transform open farmland or degraded woodlands into prime pasture for livestock, while also enhancing the biodiversity and resilience of working lands. In a time of impending climate change, trees are powerful and accessible tools for pulling carbon out of the atmosphere

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Top Five Native Northeastern Wildflowers

Mountain Mint: A Pollinator Magnet Pycnanthemum muticum Mountain mint, specifically short-toothed mountain mint, is one of the best plants for native pollinators. An incredible diversity and abundance of bees, flies, beetles, and butterflies visit our mountain mint patch on the farm. It also has the longest bloom time, and

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Making Biochar Compost

A video explaining how we make biochar-compost on the farm. We use biochar to enhance soil structure, foster beneficial microbes, and fight climate change. Buy Our Probiotic Biochar Soil Amendment & Learn More About Biochar Probiotic Biochar Soil Amendment Learn More

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How to Plant a Chestnut Tree

A video demonstrating how to plant a chestnut seedling taken during the establishment of a 10-acre mixed fruit and nut orchard at Arthur’s Point Farm. Browse Our Nut Trees & Learn More About Agroforestry Shop Nut Trees Learn More

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