Gaia Grows: Secrets of Sustainable Soil
Heres an interesting article on sustainable soils. The full article is below.
Importance of Sustainable Soils
This opening paragraph from the article says a ton and connects the dots between sustainable soils, the environment and sustainable living. Sustainable practices in gardening and farming are only possible with healthy soils.
Sustainable living, gardening, and farming is based on an understanding of ecosystems, the study of relationships between organisms and their environment. It has been defined as an integrated system of plant and animal production practices that will last over time. Having a harmonious relationship with Gaia (Mother Earth) provides food for people, enhances the natural environment upon which the community depends, makes efficient use of resources and integrates natural cycles that sustain economic viability as well as enhances the quality of life for the community as a whole.
Soil is Alive
Its important to note that the soil is alive with a number of different species, including the beneficial microbes that we talk about at length on this site. Remember that the key to the soil ecosystem is the smallest components, the beneficial bacteria and Trichoderma fungi. The fertility of the soil is completely dependent on these microbes.
Soil is a living, complex life giving system beneath our feet which our lives are linked. It is hard to believe but there are a billion microbes in one cup of soil. Soil and its fertility depend on the vigor and productivity of plants, the basis of our food chain.
If your soil is deficient in soil microorganisms, they can be added by using biofertilizers, sometimes called soil amendments or biostimulants. These revolutionary products are a growing market and are appropriate for gardeners and farmers.
Custom Biologicals manufactures and distributes beneficial bacteria and fungi like those described in the article. Biota Max™ is our most successful product in this market. It contains both beneficial bacteria and beneficial fungi.
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