We all have dreams. For most of us, those dreams are often quite simple. They are common to individuals and communities all around the world. People just want a place to settle down and to plan for a future where their families don’t just survive but thrive. For far too many people in far too many places, such simple dreams are disappearing into thin air.
Ten percent of all of the electricity generated in the U.S. in March came from wind and solar power, marking the first such milestone in U.S. history, according to a new U.S. Energy Information Administration report.
Based in the San Juan Islands, the group has united scientists, foresters, and farmers who see soil fertility—and specifically biochar—as an important answer to some of the planet’s most pressing challenges.
“To change a community, you have to change the soil,” he says. And that’s just what Finley has been doing since 2010, when he planted a produce garden on the empty strip of land between his house and the road. The undertaking was eventually dubbed the “gangsta garden,” and Finley became the Gangsta Gardener.