Melbourne film maker Takeshi Kondo (TK) has made this short video about the project at Monash University Museum of Art. Thanks to Warisa Somsuphangsri and MUMA for producing this piece.
Saturday 23 March, 2-4pmMUMA | Monash University Museum of ArtGround Floor, Building FMonash University, Caulfield CampusFREE /// All welcomeRSVP here. A round table discussion about soil carbon sequestration, its opportunities and challenges. How to do it, how to measure it, and how to legislate for it. This is your chance to join with some visiting […]
On March 9, we hosted a bus trip to Hallora (about 1.5 hours south east of Melbourne) to learn hands-on about soil and the carbon economy. As the bus hurtled down the highway, Allan Yeomans and I gave a brief history of our own work, telling how an artist and an agricultural innovator came to […]
In 1990, Allan was invited to the Esalen Congress on Sustainable Agriculture, where he presented this paper entitled “The Agricultural Solution to the Greenhouse Effect”. This is the genesis of his work on the Yeomans Carbon Still and the associated methodology for measuring soil carbon sequestration. You can download the paper as a pdf document […]
A few photos taken of the installation at MUMA before the exhibition launches… (see more photos here). The following are some shots taken by professional photographer Christian Capurro (see the full set here).
Listing some of the things I don’t yet understand about soil and the carbon economy: What happens to carbon when plants photosynthesize? I mean, I (sort of) get it, that they “breathe in” CO2, but then what? I’ve been imagining that they break the CO2 into oxygen (O2) and carbon (C) (how exactly?)- the oxygen […]
Morgan Way and Sam Doyon from Wayward Films produced this short video documentary about the Yeomans Carbon Still, soil carbon and its potential for mitigating global warming. The video includes discussion with inventor/designer Allan Yeomans, artist Lucas Ihlein, farmer Robert Quirk, Indigenous land manager Russell Logan, and carbon farming advocate Louisa Kiely. The doco is […]
I took Allan Yeomans to visit Niels’ farm, about 1.5 hours south east of Melbourne. Niels raises cattle and grows many different species creating a “salad bowl” of living plants for his cows – including peas, oats, rye corn, chicory, plaintain, tillage radish, vetch, and clover. Like Allan Yeomans, Niels is an inventor. In the […]
I first visited Allan Yeomans in 2016, when I was just beginning work on the sugarcane project in Mackay. Driving north from Wollongong with Lizzie and Albie, we stopped at the Gold Coast and pulled in to the carpark of the Yeomans Plow Company. Very quickly Allan drew me into an engrossing technical and ideological […]
I’ve come from Wollongong to visit Allan Yeomans, the inventor of the Yeomans Carbon Still. It seems fitting that Allan’s workshop is located here at the Gold Coast, where hundreds of skyscrapers cluster along the beach, perched barely above sea level. What will happen to this place in the near future, when sea levels rise […]