Super Gardens of the Sahara
With research development spearheaded by Cornell U. Pro-Natura's Biochar-- used for 7,000 years by Amazonian indigenous groups and praised by Gaia Hypothesis founder James Lovelock as "Humanity's best chance to survive"--is the foundation for helping re-green North Africa and the Sahara with Super Vegetable Gardens.
Originated in Brazil in the '80s, Pro-Natura International in collaboration with social company JTS Concept is working with local communities to propagate year-round, high yield Super Vegetable Gardens one Saharan "New Oasis" at a time. The international effort involves combining ancient Amazonian cultivation techniques with modern research to combat threatening desertification caused by climate change, industrial agriculture and overgrazing. Produced from biomass, carbon-sink biochar technology adapted from Pre-Colombian Amazonians has led to oasis projects re-greening Sarahan regions in Algeria, Mauritania, Burkina Fasso, Chad and Senegal, as well as more humid climates in Brazil and Haiti. Read more from Pro-Natura's March newsletter at this link.