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Carbon Sequestration May Mitigate Global Warming

“Agricultural carbon sequestration has the potential to substantially mitigate global warming impacts. ... [P]ractical organic agriculture, if practiced on the planet’s 3.5 billion tillable acres, could sequester nearly 40 percent of current CO2 emissions.”

Regenerative Organic Farming: A Solution to Global Warming (Rodale Institute, 2008).

“Never doubt that a small group of
thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world;
indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”


~Margaret Mead

Be a part of the solution!
Learn to grow your food using the Biointensive Method!

3-Day Workshop Nov. 6-8, 2015

Employment Opportunities

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Ecology Action has exciting new intern and staff positions available now! Please check out our website for a detailed list of our current offerings.




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Pedro Almoguera Sanchez,
Madrid, Spain
Adriana Barriga Valdéz
Mexico City, Mexico
Gustavo Campos
Jocotepec, Jalisco, Mexico
Nikki Duncan Kula,
Hawaii, USA
Felicia Echeverría Hermoso
San José, Costa Rica
Omar García Ramírez
Tepotzotlán, Estado de México, Mexico
Mateo Gonzalez López
Tepotzotlán, Estado de México, Mexico
Alma Isabel Guzmán Molina
Querétaro, Mexico
Valeria Guzmán Robles
Mexico City, Mexico
Gabriela Lucas Decke
Querétaro, Mexico
Agueda Edith Martinez Mateos
Mexico City, Mexico
Laura Patricia Mayagoitia Caraveo
Santa Barbara, Chihuahua, Mexico
Clara Isabel Sabas Soto
& Gerardo Zarate Vargas
Malinaltepec, Guerrero, Mexico
Rosa Elena Velásquez Molina & Francisco Ruiz Orozco Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico




About our The Garden Companion eNewsletter

: Leslie Roberts and Mary Zellachild
Graphic Design, Online Version:
Shannon Joyner
Editorial Assistance:
Carol Cox
Contributors: Jes Pearce, Rachel Britton, Matt Drewno, Matt Anderson, Jamie Chevalier, Bill Bruneau, John Beeby, John Jeavons and GROW BIOINTENSIVE® friends from around the world.
Graphic Design, Print Version:
Sue Ellen Parkinson

The print version of this Newsletter is published 3 times per year. The eNewsletter follows soon after.


Karla Arroyo Rizo
Vera Cruz, Mexico
Cindy Connor
Ashland, Virginia, USA
Jose Agustín Medina &
Marisol Tenorio Lopez
Aguascalientes, Mexico
Steve Moore
Goldsboro, North Carolina, USA
Margo and Dan Royer-Miller
Trotwood, Ohio, USA


Common Ground Garden

We are deeply saddened by the closure of Common Ground Garden Supply and Education Center in Palo Alto, CA, but we want you all to know that we still have a presence in the community!


Our beautiful Common Ground Garden is located at 687 Arastradero Road in Palo Alto and is alive and well.  The garden, like the Common Ground Store, is a project of the nonprofit Ecology Action, and its focus is teaching people to grow food sustainably. It is a wonderful place for people of all ages to learn about using Biointensive gardening to produce food, build soil and conserve resources - especially water!  The Common Ground Garden Manager, Kathryn Rutti, is graduate of Ecology Action’s Biointensive Educational Program and has a special interest in culinary and medicinal herbs.  Mia Sasaki, our Edible Educator, is the newest member of the team, specializing in garden curriculum development.  Both are eager to meet you!


We will continue to run gardening classes and workshops throughout the year, and will also continue to work with local schools through our youth education program.  We are so grateful for your support, and will be sure to keep in touch with you all about our schedule of events and activities. For a schedule of classes and more information about the garden, please visit our website at:


For more information about the Common Ground Store closure, click here

Bountiful Gardens: A Project of Ecology Action

The Sustainable Vegetable Garden is perfect for beginning biointensive gardeners. Available From Bountiful Gardens.

Your mail order source for Heirloom, Untreated, Open-Pollinated Seeds for Sustainable Food Production

Garden Supplies and Books, GROW BIOINTENSIVE® Publications and research papers

Online catalog & secure shopping cart:
Mail orders or phone:
18001 Shafer Ranch Rd., Willits CA 95490 707-459-6410
Contact us for a free catalog.

Click here to shop Bountiful Gardens!

Memberships Support Our Work!

Ecology Action is a non-profit, environmental, research and education organization, focusing on sustainable ways of living in general and GROW BIOINTENSIVE mini-farming in particular.

Membership Levels:
$40 Supporting
$60 Family
$100 Sustaining
$250 Outreach
$400 Research
$1,000 Program
$4,000 Benefactor
$10,000+ Legacy

— Bequests—
Ecology Action now has Bequest plans, including charitable remainder trusts and annuities, available for those who wish to support our important global self-help food-raising network into the future.
Contact John Jeavons at Ecology Action for more information, (707) 459-0150.

Ecology Action LogoPlease donate $40 to our 40th Anniversary Fundraiser! Click here to donate




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