The “Living Soil” Fallacy and Reconciliation
Gary Kline
   Original publication date: 25 January, 2017
   Last modified date: 25 January, 2017

BLOSSOM Consulting Services I still don’t get it. As you likely know, I read a lot of books and magazines on the subject of soil fertility in gardening and farming. I keep running into this talk about “Living Soil” (a.k.a. the Soil Food Web) which seems to say that for…

The Trouble with Organic Certification
Alice Reinheimer
   Original publication date: 24 October, 2016
   Last modified date: 24 October, 2016

Yes, that is an oil well in the field! This certified Organic farm near Maricopa, California, is growing blueberries in a soil-less media. Surrounded by chemical agriculture for miles and miles, one has to wonder whether these blueberries taste like anything but oil and sand. Buyer beware – not all…

Eating as a Sacred Act
Alice Reinheimer
   Original publication date: 21 September, 2016
   Last modified date: 22 September, 2016

We all eat. We take in food, water and air, and turn it into the very substance of our bodies. Yet eating is such a common everyday occurrence that we rarely think about it. We rarely think of it as a sacred act connecting us to everything else in the…

Liquid Fertilizers and Aerated Compost Tea
Steve Solomon
   Original publication date: 7 July, 2016
   Last modified date: 31 July, 2016

Liquid fertilizers create a huge boost, especially when added to already fertile balanced soil. I urge every gardener to try fertigating a few plants and see what it does. A very small quantity of fertilizer applied to leaves has as much (or more) result than many times more of that…

Welcome to the Soil and Health Library Blog
Alice Reinheimer
   Original publication date: 15 June, 2016
   Last modified date: 6 July, 2016

The Soil and Health Library Association has started this blog to expand upon their vision for this library: to make available works which empower people to grow their own food, be healthy and think for themselves. Self-empowerment is true freedom.

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