1. Listen to the audio. 2. Watch the film below and then go to the Soil Carbon Cowboys website and pick one other film to watch from the website. 3. Next read the article "farts are funny" .
Assignment Create a graphic using a web based 2.0 tool that shows the cycle of cows grazing, cow manure and CO2 sequestration. Explain how bringing the soil back to it's natural Prairie state with all of it's wildflowers and clover can produce better quality milk and cattle for less money and help with global warming. Think of this as a life cycle graphic. Cows eat, cows poop, cows move onto new grazing areas, grass is regrown and benefits from natural fertilization promotes growth and elimination of CO2. The increase of beneficial insects and minerals replaced in the soil, less soil erosion and fertilizer runoff in rivers, lakes and streams.
Wild grasses are very good at capturing CO2 during photosynthesis.