John Wick is co-owner of Nicasio Native Grass Ranch and co-founder of the Marin Carbon Project, both in Nicasio, Calif.
He’s also a carbon farmer.
A third-generation farmer and food producer, Wick says he always believed he and his family were farming responsibly. Until they realized they weren’t.
We’ve always paid attention to grass population and animal performance but the net result of just focusing on that has been a slow and steady loss of soil carbon over the last couple hundred years. Now the system’s actually crashing and collapsing and we’re seeing an invasion of weeds and all kinds of problems. So, I’m actually a carbon farmer.
In this video, and Q&A, Wick explains what it means to be a carbon farmer, and why we need a lot more of them.