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Terra Preta.

Author: Ute Scheub
Publisher: Vancouver : Greystone Books, 2016.
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Terra preta is the Portuguese name of a type of soil which is thought to have almost miraculous properties. The newspapers are flooded with reports about “black gold," scientists believe that two of the greatest problems facing the world – climate change and the hunger crisis — can be solved by it. The beauty of it is that everyone can do something about it because since 2005 the secret of producing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Scheub, Ute.
Terra Preta : How the World's Most Fertile Soil Can Help Reverse Climate Change and Reduce World Hunger.
New York : Greystone Books, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ute Scheub
ISBN: 1771641118 9781771641111
OCLC Number: 949753811
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Foreword; Preface: Create Your Own Paradise; Part I: The Groundwork; Chapter 1: The Mistakes of Fossil Agriculture; Chapter 2: Cultures Need Fertile Ground-The Secret of Black Gold; Part II: The Handbook; Chapter 3: Climate Gardening-The Basic Principles and Materials; Chapter 4: Ways of Producing Terra Preta; Chapter 5: Biological and Horticultural Diversity; Chapter 6: Old and New Sanitary Systems; Summary & Prospects: A Handful of Black Earth as Symbol; Acknowledgments; Index.
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Terra preta is the Portuguese name of a type of soil which is thought to have almost miraculous properties. The newspapers are flooded with reports about “black gold," scientists believe that two of the greatest problems facing the world – climate change and the hunger crisis — can be solved by it. The beauty of it is that everyone can do something about it because since 2005 the secret of producing this black soil has been revealed — and it is a secret that seemed to have been lost forever with the downfall of the once thriving Indian culture of the Amazon basin. The recipe is astonishingly s.

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