Compost and Carbon Sequestration Short Story
Kevin Lunny founded West Marin Compost after realizing the local need to recycle organic materials from the area into nutrient-rich and biologically active soil amendments which could be placed right back into the land in Marin County. Lunny's creation of the composting facility filled a void in the area's agricultural industry by providing organic compost to farmers, ranchers and vineyard managers. In addition to providing for the local farming community, West Marin Compost also provides itself as a research ground for UC Berkeley's Silver Lab which researches human impacts on climate change and potential mitigation solutions. West Marin Compost supplies researches with a controlled data point for study––compost––while researchers glean information on how it can aid carbon sequestration.
Produced by Chelsea Wood & Tre Moreland