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Tag: Sustainability

How do soil microbes influence nutrient availability?

How do soil microbes influence nutrient availability? This article, from Caitlin Hodges at Penn State University, asks an important question. How do soil microbes influence nutrient availability? Nutrient Availability Its no secret that plants need a number of important nutrients. Often these nutrients are hidden in plain site. They are in the soil or air,…

Secrets of Sustainable Soils

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 Farming in Latin America

Sustainable Farming in Latin America Coffee farms that use sustainable farming techniques are becoming habitats for various species of wildlife. Using tags on the endangered species like the Columbian night Monkey, has shown that they come out of the trees at night and feed on the edges of coffee farms. All in all the researchers…