Loving the Soil – Part 2: Using Organic Matter Intelligently

[For the first half of this article and a video presentation on soil restoration by Michael Meléndrez, please see:  Loving the Soil – Part 1: The Importance of Humus (Carbon Matrix).]

It seems that there is a misconception even among the land-restoration enthusiasts that simply adding organic matter and water to the soil is going to provide what it needs for healing. I believed this too for the most part. Continue reading “Loving the Soil – Part 2: Using Organic Matter Intelligently”

Hope for the Desert

I am on the 17th week of a 20 week Permaculture Designers Certification Course given by Geoff Lawton of Australia, a highly experienced and passionate teacher who has helped to transform some really degraded landscapes, even deserts. Continue reading “Hope for the Desert”

Fun and Informative Composting Info

Even though I have been gardening and successfully composting for decades, there is always more to learn. I love what he says about deciduous trees. I look forward to planting as many as I can at my place. At least I have a start on the red worms. They are just about the only ones I have cultivated that are doing well at this point.

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