The key to soil based carbon sequestration is fungi – one of the types of microbes that traditional composting and tilling farmland kills.
Soil Food Web or SFW composting a skill taught at Dr. Elaine’s Soil Foodweb school. We refer to those with these skills as Microbe Herders.
At SymSoil and RegenIowa we prefer the term Robust Compost or RC. RC contains the complete soil microbe biome, or soil ecosystem including bacteria, fungi, archaea, nematodes, amoeba, flagellates and micro-arthropods. Often it has other types of life, including animals (earthworms, water bears) and it may contain diatoms and other algae, phages and other types of protozoa. Where healthy soil contains in excess of 10,000 species of life, Robust Compost has in excess of 1,000 species and includes at least 7 types of life.