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Leaky roots, Liquid carbon

The story of soil is a complex, intriguing one. Our project draws to us people, resources, and opportunities to uncover more facets of its nature. So we’ve decided to start collecting notes about things that surprise us here – notes on soil. Here we post new facets of our world’s soil body when the inspiration strikes us (sometimes literally~).

Oftentimes, when we talk about making soil, soil scientists point out that soil takes a long time to form. Yet as Dr Christine Jones mentions, in an interview, the building of topsoil versus the weathering of rock are two different phenomena, and human activity changes the speed at which they occur.

“the flow of liquid carbon to soil is the primary pathway by which new topsoil is formed

Read about her work – and Amazing Carbon, here., or read extracts of her work below.

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Pumpkins in growth after 5 months of resting soil bed
Pumpkins fruiting after 5 months of a resting soil bed at Wah Son Aerospace Engineering, 2019