Nutrition Deniers
Gary Kline
   Original publication date: 7 October, 2018
   Last modified date: 7 October, 2018

I wasn’t always aware that nutrition is the primary objective of eating. I had to learn that by piecing together the evidence that allowed me to reach that conclusion. Oh sure, I and those around me as I grew up were vaguely aware that nutrition is important. But if you…


Synthetic Grass Can Be Eco-Friendly
Jackie Edwards
   Original publication date: 18 September, 2018
   Last modified date: 18 September, 2018

The artificial grass market is growing and is now worth $2 billion, despite rising concern for the environment. You may be surprised to learn that installing the fake greenery can actually lower your carbon footprint. It stays perfect with no maintenance required, making it the ideal choice for the proud…


Check Out These Great Ways to Get Kids to Love Their Veggies
Gus Stewart
   Original publication date: 18 September, 2018
   Last modified date: 18 September, 2018

It’s an eternal struggle that gets played out at dinner tables everywhere. On the plate, along with some macaroni and cheese and a couple pieces of fried chicken, sit five lonely broccoli florets, steamed to a bright green and lightly seasoned with salt, pepper, and maybe a little lemon juice….


Blessing Or Curse: Are Waste Disposal Units Threatening Planet Earth?
Jackie Edwards
   Original publication date: 25 August, 2018
   Last modified date: 18 September, 2018

Australians throw away approximately 3.1 million tonnes of edible food per year. Not disposing of food waste properly poses an enormous threat to our environment. Life on earth depends on the soil as a source for food. It is one of the most important natural resources on earth. Are we…


Gardening Helps Your Mind And Body
Gus Stewart
   Original publication date: 1 June, 2018
   Last modified date: 10 June, 2018

If you’re like most Americans, you probably spend too much time inside. That’s a problem because humans need to get outside. It’s where our species evolved. In fact, spending too much time indoors can be bad for your mental health. Thankfully, there is a simple way you can get the…


Mother’s Day Ideas for Vegetarian and Vegan Families
Gus Stewart
   Original publication date: 22 April, 2018
   Last modified date: 25 August, 2018

With Mother’s Day coming up, many children and spouses are wondering what they can do to make the day special for the mother in their family. A present and some flowers may not be enough, so why not dedicate the day to spending time with mom doing something that matters…


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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