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...]

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...]

Getting your soil right part 1: Cation Exchange Capacity and base saturation

I've already mentioned a few times that to produce healthy fruit, vegetables, cereals, animals and ultimately humans, soil need to be “balanced”. And by “balanced” I don't mean any esoteric term. I mean that minerals and plant nutrients need to be in the soil in certain quantity and they need to be balanced with each other. I don't know will you believe me, but the knowledge how to grow high … [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...]

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...]

How to turn poor, sandy soil into lush pasture for horses

Many people have the same problem - they have very poor, sandy soil and they are wondering can they create a good horse pasture. The good news is that it can be done. First we need to figure out... Why sandy soils sucks? Sandy soils are usually very infertile - they simply do not have enough nutrients. Not only that, they do not have the capacity to hold a lot of nutrients, so simply spreading … [Read more...]