Artificial fertilizers contribute to soil degeneration. It is no different than highly processed fast food which causes the degeneration of human health. It’s like drinking caffeine to artificially get the energy you need temporarily but not address the real reason for your low energy.
Healthy soil can sustain itself because it has the real food and healthy environment it needs to regenerate and propagate. That’s what nature does naturally, all on its own.
Healthy soil makes healthy plants for healthy people. Period.
Today, many people are interested in learning how to grow some of their own foods without toxic/artificial inputs.
Many people have tried and failed too.
One reason is that the soil is so depleted and it takes quite a while to make your own compost and build your soil health.
I know this because it happened to me when I first got started. All I had was sand to work with.
A lot of people try to garden and when they fail they think that they just have a “black thumb”, when it’s really about the damaged condition of the soil, which is, then, rightfully called “dead dirt” because of toxic chemicals and the absence of living organisms.
One of the biggest challenges with starting a garden or farming project is having the healthy soil you need to make it successful.
Everything depends on that.
FYI…Healthy soil cannot be found in a bag at the garden stores.
BUT DON’T LET THAT STOP YOU!
Linda Borghi has been a Biodynamic farmer for years and knows intimately that the quality of her harvests hinged on the simple commitment to feeding the microbes in the soil with the Biodynamic stir and spray preparations. She was personally so profoundly affected by the dynamic results that she was determined to spray the country!!
This was really exciting for me to finally learn about this simple solution and it has saved me so much time, work, money and GUESSING.
I was just surrendered to the fact that I had to take the natural “slow road” to fertility by making my own compost and covercropping etc.
Then I got a prescription for my soil from Evan Folds, and he explained, in a comprehensive soil report, exactly what was going on. He also made some mineral recommendations that I decided to apply to correct those deficiencies. Now all I do is stir & spray the food for the microbes and continue to add organic matter. Simple.
I was so grateful to hear Linda’s experience and find out about this.
Check out the education and solutions at:
www.microbemakers.com (Special 10% discount, use code: farm-a-yard)
Evan Folds, the Soil Doc can also give you a detailed prescription to meet the unique needs of your soil if you’re interested.
Or you can just start stirring and spraying to feed the microbes and just let them do the work for you.
This concept parallels the picture of the human gut and its need for prebiotics to feed the microbiome for gut health. This is critical for a strong immune system.
Biodynamics/BioEnergetics is food to build/heal the earth’s immune system.
Linda would LOVE IT if you joined Farm-A-Yard in spraying your part of the country too!! Feed the microbes, heal the earth, heal the people!
We can do this.
This wholistic approach builds soil so effectively that it also cuts water consumption by at least 50%!
FYI….Did you know that in 10 years 57% of our farmers will be retiring? So who is going to grow our food?
Just one more reason to be an urban farmer and farm your yard. (“just sayin”)
Changing the way we eat one yard at a time.
It’s a movement, have ya heard?