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Soil Biota Enhancment

Optimizing soil health and productivity by cultivating symbiotic microorganisms
Soil Building Enhancing and restoring the quality and health of soil Biochar Building soil and sequestering carbon with charred wood

Healthy soil is an ecosystem in which millions of creatures live and interact. There can be more creatures in a teaspoonful of healthy soil than there are people on the entire planet earth, and contain up to 50,000 different species.

Recent research has revealed complex relations between plants and soil microorganisms that have a significant effect on plant health. Cultivation of healthy soil microbiota can significantly increase garden productivity and resilience.

Basic soil biota analysis can be done by identifying organisms in a soil sample (mixed with water) using a relatively affordable microscope. By comparing organism varieties and density to a soil biota reference one can determine the strengths and weaknesses of the soil and prescribe microorganism inoculants or nutrient re-balancing agents to efficiently improve the soil health.

Soil Biota Enhancment Resources

Polyface Farms

Regional food organization (about 111 miles away)
Operated by Joel Salatin, Polyface Farms is dedicated to the principles of Transparency (anyone is welcome to visit the farm anytime), grass based livestock (animals are moved frequently to new "salad bars," offering landscape healing and nutritional...

Root Rescue

Continental soil biota enhancment company
Root Rescue contains many species of fungi used as inoculants for annual, perennials shrubs and trees to enhance the mycorrhizal community in the plant-soil interface. Benefits can include greater transplanting success, more drought tolerance, and reduced...

Environment Celebration Institute

Soil biota enhancment organization
ECI offers online classes on biological, regenerative, sustainable and organic agriculture – information that can be used in soil, hydroponic, or soilless growing systems.

soil health, bacteria, farming, gardening, soil mycelium, life in the soil, food, agriculture, science, biology