The Library Blog

The Soil and Health Library is a unique collection of seminal publications on the larger aspects of our selves: agriculture as our body, society as our mind, spirit as our true self and health as truth. A journey through the Library may be aided by Guides who know a bit about the larger frame around the works. As a voice for our Guides we have created this blog, with subsections corresponding to the individual libraries. Here you may find the:

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Recent Posts

  • 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: 1 June, 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.