OUR TEETH AND OUR SOILS WM. A. ALBRECHT, A.B., B.S., M.S., PH.D. Department of Soils, College of Agriculture, University of Missouri

From Annals of Dentistry,No. 6, 1947 OUR TEETH AND OUR SOILS WM. A. ALBRECHT, A.B., B.S., M.S., PH.D. Department of Soils, College of Agriculture, University of Missouri The knowledge about the human body and its many functions has been accumulating seemingly very slowly. The additions to our information have awaited the coming of each new science and the contributions by them in their … [Read more...]

“Food is fabricated soil fertility” by William A. Albrecht

Chapter 23 "Nutrition and Physical Degeneration" Weston A. Price:   FOOD IS FABRICATED SOIL FERTILITY by William A. Albrecht In chapter 20 I have discussed briefly Soil Depletion and Plant and Animal Deterioration. Dr. Albrecht has made new and important contributions to this field. He has graciously consented to my presenting here a condensed summary which he has provided. This address was … [Read more...]

The best way to eliminate snails and slugs from farms and gardens

What is the best organic way to eliminate snails and slugs from the garden? beer traps? organic snail pellets? salt? copper tapes? only using tools made of copper? Well those would be good methods to control these annoying pests, but they have limitations. For example: organic granules that kill snails are not good for the soil. When I was using granules in my garden a year ago, … [Read more...]

Best nitrogen fixing tall trees for temperate climate

Nitrogen is one of the more essential plant nutrients. Without sufficient nitrogen level in the soil, plants’ growth will be extremely slow. That's why the best pioneer plants that are being used in permaculture design are nitrogen fixing plants. But just because a certain plant is a nitrogen fixing plant, it doesn't ensure that it fixes nitrogen efficiently. That is why I decided to create a list … [Read more...]

Sea water and sea salt as organic fertilizer that makes healthy plants grow fast

You might be surprised to hear it, but some people use seawater as a... fertilizer. I know you might think that's crazy, because seawater contains a lot of salt (sodium chloride). Well, that's true. But that's not the only ingredient! Seawater chemical composition. What elements and minerals are there in the seawater? Sea water contains many different elements. In fact, most of the naturally … [Read more...]

How to permanently improve your sandy soil

One of the problems a lot of people have is how to improve the fertility of sandy soil. One solution is to add more organic matter (compost, manure, wood chips), but unfortunately if you live in a hot and humid climate the stuff you put in the soil is going to decompose quickly, since microbial activity is so fast. That creates a serious problem, because your poor sandy soil is not holding … [Read more...]

Why your organic produce food sucks?

You probably know already that the term “organic food” is based on ideology and doesn’t have to do with growing nutrient dense fruit, vegetables or animals. This is why we need to grow food that's "beyond organic" – simply better than organic. Organic agriculture, the good: no pesticides. To some extend, that's not bad: I consider the exclusion of pesticide use a beneficial thing. My readers are … [Read more...]

Why organic grown food is not good enough?

Let me give you an extensive quote from the book "The Intelligent Gardener: Growing Nutrient-Dense food" by Steve Solomon with Erica Reinheimer. I request that you take a moment to step back from those opinions and have a good look at them. If your opinions favor organics, you should know that the information that shaped them almost certainly originated from J.I. Rodale’s Organic Gardening … [Read more...]

Basalt rock dust as plant fertilizer

One of the most valuable soil amendments and organic fertilizers is volcanic rock dust. Granite rock dust is one example, basalt rock dust is another. Basalt rock dust as a source of natural nutrients for plants Basalt is an igneous rock. That means it wasn't processed or transformed by environment, so the plant nutrients in it, are just as they were when they came out of the center of the … [Read more...]

Mycorrhizal fungi are greedy capitalist pigs!

If you know something about permaculture, then probably you heard that mycorrhizal fungus: live in symbiotic relationship with plants help plants to extract nutrients from the soil promote more abundant yields improved resistance to soil pathogens and environmental stress It comes with a price as fungus does not do it because it have "a good heart", but because it gets carbohydrates from the … [Read more...]