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Aeroponic gardening is a cutting edge and revolutionary new way to bring remineralized foods to your rooftop! Vertical, aeroponic growing systems allow you to grow a whole cornucopia of vegetables, herbs, and flowers with no backyard and minimal space. The system is perfect for urban and suburban dwellers seeking fresh, locally sourced, and nutrient-dense food.
“Remineralization protects not only soil and plants from radioactivity, but humans, too. Supplying abundant minerals especially trace elements to the human body improves radiation tolerance, immune system integrity and radiation exposure recovery.”
-David Yarrow, 2006
After the success of last year's course, Dan Kittredge will be presenting another series of workshops for the 2010-2011 growing season. The goal is to engage and build on what you already know and are doing.
For the last four years I have been spending a few months every year at a healing center in Brazil during the winter and rent a house with a lovely garden. Last year a friend, Walter Schroth, who has an inn called Pousada Caminho Encantado very close by, became an avid remineralizer and has remineralized hundreds of trees.
Trees for Clean Energy Network (TCEN) empowers youth and women to produce clean energy biofuel to light households and power small enterprises. Joanna Campe, Executive Director of RTE, and Zablon Wagalla met each other at the World International Renewable Energy Conference (WIREC 2008) vowing to partner at some time in the future growing jatropha on marginal soils with rock dust. Jatropha produces sustainable biofuel from the seeds at the same time that it restores soils and makes them arable within a few years. TCEN has started a fundraising drive to raise $6500 for a new project that will include remineralization. For more information and to make a donation click here.
This is part of RTE's commitment to fulfill the WIREC Green Pledge. To see our Pledge click here.
On November 27, a conference on rocks and alternative minerals to fertilize soils and use as biofuel was held at the Center of Mineral Technology (CETEM) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. RTE Coordinator in Brazil, Alberto Machado and Carlos Cristan, attended the event, where geologists, agronomists, veterinaries, biologists, farmers, entrepreneurs and government officials had the opportunity to discuss proposals for public policies for the support and feasibility of the remineralization of Brazilian soils.
RTE at WIREC 2008 in Washington DC
Remineralize the Earth has the honor of hosting an Official Side Event at the Washington International Renewable Energy Conference (WIREC) on March 3rd from 1:30-3:00pm. The title is Sustainable Technologies to Enhance Biomass Production: New Tools in the Toolbox. Joanna Campe will be speaking on Soil Remineralization Around the World and the Real Food Campaign. Robin Szmidt of the Soil Remineralization Forum (UK) will be giving a presentation titled Enhancing Soil Sustainability and Bioenergy Crops Using Mineral Fines.
The WIREC 2008 conference is the largest and most important renewable energy conference in the history of the U.S. The conference is a unique chance for the world community to discuss the opportunities and challenges of a major, rapid, global scale-up of renewable energy and advance the goals of energy security, climate change mitigation, and sustainable development.
For information about this and other events go to Recent and Upcoming Events
Look for a powerpoint presentation and press release for this event in the upper right hand corner of our homepage.
Sustainable Technologies to Enhance Biomass Production: New Tools in the Toolbox
Remineralize the Earth has the honor of hosting an Official Side Event at the Washington International Renewable Energy Conference (WIREC) on March 3rd from 1:30-3:00pm. Joanna Campe will be speaking on Soil Remineralization Around the World and the Real Food Campaign. Robin Szmidt of the Soil Remineralization Forum (UK) will be giving a presentation titled Enhancing Soil Sustainability and Bioenergy Crops Using Mineral Fines. specifically for composting. He will be joined by Larry Sikora, formerly of the USDA, who did research on remineralization for composting at the USDA in the 1990s.
From humble beginnings in Tanzania in 1984 to the establishment of a course at the University of Guelph, to the official opening of an Agrogeology Centre in Indonesia, the field of agrogeology is gaining wider global interest and exposure. The first Rocks for Crops International Conference took place in Brasilia, Brazil on November 7-14, 2004. Visit their website, Rocks for Crops , for abstracts of papers from the conference. Remineralize the Earth is working on the development of a large research database that will include agrogeology research from all over the world. Abstracts from the International Workshop in Brazil available here . Peter van Straaten, agrogeologist and author of Rocks for Crops, will be coming out with another book soon. The Rocks for Crops book is no longer in print, but can be found online here .
Agrogeology- A new field of geology in which geologists are carrying out projects for agriculture worldwide utilizing rock dust for soil remineralization as well as other natural byproducts. Please read an excerpt from Some Thoughts from Rocks for Crops Conference by William S. Fyfe, Professor Emeritus (Geology) at the University of Western Ontario.