Laura Hoorne

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As for amendments to balance micronutrients, my dad has been using rock dusts and mineral powders to make up for some deficiencies in his soil, starting with a full soil analysis (beyond pH, N,P,K) to find the specific weaknesses and remedy them. He also uses innoculants to favor the uptake of the nutrients.

I on the other hand, don't have access to the soil testing that he can get (I'm in southern Italy, getting even a standard test costs about 30x your typical ag extension service), and am cautiously proceding with amendments as an experiment, with a control bed. Only year 1 on this garden, so I haven't learned anything yet.

How is the basalt dust working out?
8 years ago
Post away! I'm happy you appreciated it.
8 years ago
Hi all, I wanted to share this presentation about the evidence that soil health and human health are very much linked. I thought it would be of particular interest to this group since organic agricultural practices like companion planting are demonstrated to enhance the micronutrient density of foods, and by extension, keep us healthier.



The presentation is just part of a course on Bionutrient Rich Food Production, held at Whitegate Farms in East Lyme, CT.

Hope you all find it interesting and informative.

disclaimer: the presenter is my dad. But neither he nor I have any commercial interest in sharing this.
8 years ago