Recommended Reading List


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

NRDC, “Regenerative Agriculture: The Philosophy,” 2020 

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

M. Kat Anderson, Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of California Natural Resources (2005)

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