Unveiling the Wisdom of William Albrecht: Soil Balancing and the Albrecht Papers
Unveiling the Wisdom of William Albrecht: Soil Balancing and the Albrecht Papers When it comes to cultivating a thriving garden, one name that stands out is William Albrecht. This visionary soil scientist dedicated his life to understanding the intricate relationship between soil health, plant nutrition, and human well-being. Albrecht's groundbreaking research and discoveries have shaped the way we approach agriculture and gardening today. In this blog, we delve into the concept of soil balancing and explore the invaluable insights found in the Albrecht Papers. The Journey of William Albrecht:William Albrecht (1888-1974) was an American soil scientist who spent several...
The 4 different types of Composting Worms
Aerobic Fermentation of BioVast Vermicompost with Luna Whitcomb
The importance of microbial populations in your soil is crucial for many functions surrounding plant growth. In organic cultivation systems, beneficial microorganisms are the foundation of nutrient cycling and nutrient uptake. Inoculates are not all made equal. Microbial density and diversity of bacteria, protozoa, and fungi are how we differentiate between what is quality and what is potentially a source of pathogens. My favorite source of beneficial biology is the castings, or excrements, of worms. This can be described as Vermicompost as well as earthworm castings. Vermicompost is a mixture of castings, broken down organic matter, and organic matter not...
How to Add Organic Matter to your Soil with Bokashi Food Scraps: Digging a Trench
One way you can add organic matter to your native soil is by adding the broken down food scraps left over from your bokashi composting bucket. In this post, we’ll show you how to add organic matter to your soil in 6 easy steps. What is soil organic matter? Soil organic matter is the organic component of soil, consisting of three primary parts including small (fresh) plant residues and small living soil organisms, decomposing (active) organic matter, and stable organic matter (humus). Soil organic matter serves as a reservoir of nutrients for crops, provides soil aggregation, increases nutrient exchange, retains...
California Residents No Longer Allowed to Throw Food Scraps in the Garbage Can
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