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Yeah, certainly self promoting, but I followed up on the recommendation that Paul gave about getting paid to write articles and ... poof! my opinion piece was published in the last few days. I take the position that soil advocacy is our most important environmental need and we should focus our advocacy to stop soil destruction and preach soil restoration. I know not everyone will agree with my position, but it's good to discuss these things as adults in a collaborative community.

Here's the link: http://permaculturenews.org/2014/06/11/focus-environmental-advocacy-priority-order-soil-important/

I'm going to next write a news feature about the use of raw milk as pasture amendment.

Cheers,
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Congratulations! There is nothing like the feeling of being able to do good and get paid at the same time.
 
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Nice work Dan. I enjoyed your article.

Soil itself needs more attention that it tends to get. Nice job shining the light on soil issues.
 
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Thanks Chris and D. Logan. I'm thinking I want to come up with a list of topics to cover and submit for publication. I'd like to hear from everyone any suggestions for articles and who the sources would be to interview.
 
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Nice article.

I look at soil as one of the 3 legs for plant success: Sunlight. Water, and Soil.
All 3 are needed in sufficient quantity to assure success.
If any one is out of skilter, the plants will suffer.

Of the 3, soil is unique in one way: you can have too much sun or too much water.
I've never heard anybody complain that they had too much soil.



 
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Saw it - Loved it - Reposted it to Reddit.
 
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Of the 3, soil is unique in one way: you can have too much sun or too much water.
I've never heard anybody complain that they had too much soil.

Adding to that, I will say there is little that we can do to improve the quality of the sun and water.
There are tons of things we can do to improve the quality of soil.

With the first 2, you just have to deal with what you've got.
With soil, you can 'build your own'.

 
Cassie Langstraat
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That is awesome! I recently just wrote an entire wikipedia article and even that was super rewarding! Liked the article. Keep it up!
 
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Thanks all for the feedback. I certainly do have plans to continue and will keep up with the blatant advertising!!!
 
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