Popular Media


United Nations Environmental Programme, The Benefits of Soil Carbon, 2012

The New York Times Magazine, “Can Dirt Save The Earth?” April 15, 2018, Moises Velasquez-Manoff

Dr. Christine Jones, “SOS: Save Our Soils,” March 2015

David Montgomery: Growing a Revolution (2017), Dirt (2007) and The Hidden Half of Nature (2016)

Josh Tickell, Kiss the Ground (2017)

Kristin Ohlson, The Soil Will Save Us (2014)

James Nardi, LIfe in the Soil: A Guide for Naturalists and Gardeners (2007)




Soil Solutions to Climate Problems, narrated by Michael Pollan

Symphony of the Soil, a documentary by Deborah Koons Garcia, 2012 

Carbon Sponge Guide Resources


An example of a Brix Value Chart

Soil Texture Calculator from USDA/NRCS

Buried Slide Technique Instructions: Part One and Part Two

Carbon Sponge Plant Database

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

USDA Plants Database

Grow Native Plant Database