S Bengi wrote:I also love the idea of keeping the carbon as long as possible. So instead of letting you carbon plant trunk get eaten every year you keep it locked up in big perennial tree trunk.
Also prefer if the carbon get eaten by slow moving, long lived, deep dwelling fungi vs quick cycling surface dwelling microbes. And if we could store some of the carbon as biochar, locked up onsite even if it doesn't help the food forest produce any better, actually even if it hurts it a bit it is still better to store it on site.
Yes you are correct , harvesting sunlight is the most important part, but it is not quite so simple as your conclusion afterwards. Capturing carbon is the first step, but capturing carbon is not the same as sequestering carbon. It depends on how long you hold it. Different biomes hold onto that carbon for differing lengths of time and at different %'s. It's a very complex subject that generally takes years of study to even partly understand.
Miguel Laroche wrote:Am I correct to think that the best carbon farming practice would be essentially a farm that is the most efficient at harvesting sunlight (and water...) The larger the canopy, the more carbon is being sequestered. 1 acre of annual crops would have a 1 acre flat canopy, but 1 acre filled with trees and shrubs and annuals (with a very 3 dimensional canopy) would have a canopy that, if flattened out, would be much larger than the 1 acre it is in, hence capturing more sunlight per acre, sequestering more carbon?