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Can Our Landscapes Help Sequester Carbon from the Atmosphere?

Plants are Innately Magnificent…we know that plants are naturally designed to pull carbon from the atmosphere and use it for creating and repairing tissue. But in addition to this, they also pump carbon into the soil through root and other various exudations! While this fortifying cycle protects the plants from disease, it can also help our climate issues by sequestering that much-needed carbon to help with global warming.

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Rick Taylor
Rainwater - Quantity or Quality

The Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts. For every 100 square feet of space on your property 600 gallons of water falls during a 1” rain storm.  For reference, let’s focus on just the roof of a 2,000 square foot two-story home with a roof surface of 1,000 square feet. In an area with an average rainfall of 32” per year, that roof alone will shed 19,200 gallons of water per year! Now, what can we do with that water?

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Rick Taylor