Soil For Humanity
Join us in our journey for spreading awareness about preserving the life-giving organic matter in our soil. Good healthy soil is rich in abundance of diversified microorganisms and helps to harvest healthy, nutrient rich produce. Healthy soil means long-term sustainability for healthier produce for us and for future generations. Hence, Soil For Humanity!
Organic Farming Doesn’t Mean Chemical-Free
When you’re searching for healthy food for your family in the grocery store do you tend to find yourself looking a...Posted in: Sustainable FarmingRead more
20 + 1 Facts About Regenerative Farming You Didn’t Know
Before Regenerative Farming There Was Regeneration
Regenerative farming has a long history in both philosop...
Creating a Micro Ecosystem for Your Houseplants
An entire greenhouse of fig trees in Michigan is a sight to behold. And so many varieties! But I wasn’t going to b...
Soil-Borne Disease & Human Health
All soils have a range of permanent soil-borne disease organisms. But these are kept in check in a balanced soil c...
Humic Acid as a Compost Accelerator
Adding humic acid can accelerate your compost pile when it doesn’t seem to be doing anything. There are a number o...Posted in: Gardening, Humic AcidsRead more
How to Extend Your Harvest Season
With the looming thought of an incoming frost, some farmers are beginning to shut down their field activity for th...
Leaves Everywhere! How To Compost Leaves
Beautiful fall colors soon become piles of leaves all over your lawn. I hear a groan as you head to the shed to ge...Posted in: Gardening, Soil For HumanityRead more
Let’s Have a Compost Tea Party!
Imagine their amazement as your gardening friends enter your yard. Surprised by the lushness of your plants. Stopp...
Toxic and “Beautiful” Plants in Your Garden
There are toxic plants in almost everyone’s flower garden. Some of them may be your favorite blooms. But when the ...Posted in: Gardening, Soil For HumanityRead more
Archaea's Role in Soil Health
What are archaea? What do they do to improve my soil health? Here’s a hint: they’re single celled organisms that c...
10 Ways Farmers Can Improve Soil Fertility
In an agricultural context, a fertile soil has many functions. It supports healthy plant growth by cycling nutrien...Posted in: Sustainable FarmingRead more
10 Facts About Soil Health You Didn’t Learn in School
Soil is so complex it’s often referred to as a "superorganism". There isn’t one soil but thousands of Soils.
Getting Ready for Fall and Winter Crops
Your spring planted garden has given you lots of food but now many of the plants are looking a bit ragged; it’s ti...
Starve to Death? - Or Prevent Plant Nutrient Deficiencies
A nice stroll in the garden – but what did I find – unhealthy plants! My tomatoes were spindly, and the leaves wer...
Why Deadheading Flowers is Important for Your Garden
Sitting out on the deck, admiring your garden, you see that one flower that has faded and needs deadheading. If yo...
Hydroponics Farming | The Cool Kid on the Block
If you could use 90% less water, have 25% faster growth, and end the unpredictability of weather would you conside...
The History of Soil Science
Humans have had a strong connection to soils since the first hunters and gatherers settled down to farm, but that ...
10 Researchers in Soil Science
The Study of Soil Science dates back as early as the Yao Dynasty (2357 – 2261 BC), as far as we know. In Posted in: Soil Health
Organic Ways to Fight Crop Pests
There are a growing number of organic solutions for crop pest control, and we will see even more as Posted in: Gardening, Soil For Humanity
How Soil Health Influences Our Health
It Starts with Soil Health.
24 hours a day/7 days a week carbon dioxide and other gases are cycled into the...
Interview with Mr Katsu Minami
We have had the opportunity to interview Mr. Katsu Minami, Ph.D., an Emeritus Professor at the Ki...Posted in: Interviews, Soil For HumanityRead more
Want Farm Profit? Get Fungi!
What does it cost to have a profitable crop? If you are still tilling and buying synthetic fertilizers, herbicides...
Taking Control Of Our Health!
Change comes when we work together.
Nothing is usual about the times we are in, or the situation our busine...
Degenerative vs Regenerative Agriculture
There are as many ways to farm as there are farmers. But farming methods can be broken down into two categories: d...
If Humic Acid is in the Soil, Why Do We Need to Add it?
Soil undisturbed, has a balance of humic acid, microorganisms, and the entire soil food web. But, as soon as we ra...Posted in: Humic AcidsRead more
Regenerative Farming Expectations vs. Reality
With lots of discussion about Regenerative Farming, it is an excellent time to explore this topic more in-depth. W...
Plan C for the Planet: Carbon Sequestration
No matter how hard we try, it is truly nature that will ultimately determine how much carbon can be sequestered in...
Humic Acid: Your Crop’s Best Friend
When to apply Humic Acid to increase crop yield is a question that is asked often. It can be applied at all stages...Posted in: Humic AcidsRead more
Life Beneath Our Feet
"The Soil is the Great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and re...
Friends with Benefits - Companion Planting
My grandmother always had cut flowers in vases around her home. She also had a wonderful vegetable garden. As a ki...
Are All Humic Acids Created Equal?
Recycling is one thing our planet does exceptionally well - nowhere is that more evident than in the creation of h...Posted in: Humic Acids, Soil For Humanity, Soil HealthRead more
Humic and Fulvic Acids For Soil Health
Humic and Fulvic acids are the building blocks of healthy soil. While they both originate from humus, they play ve...Posted in: Humic Acids, Soil For HumanityRead more
Organic Matter- It Really Matters
Having soil organic matter is crucial to a productive farm.
Finding affordable farm acreage is hard to come...
There is a short video out by the tourism ministry of Costa Rica. It illustrates their newly implemented airport s...
Check On Your Tenants: Who’s Living on Your Farm
The Food Web is Complex – From Microorganisms to People
There is no beginning and no end to the Food Web. J...Posted in: Gardening, Soil For Humanity, Sustainable FarmingRead more
Food Safety Begins On The Farm
Produce recalls are happening far too often. Spinach, leafy greens, and sprouts are the worst culprits in the vege...
Interview with Professor Joann K. WhalenDr. Whalen is a professional agronomist in Quebec, Canada. Her research focuses on soil fertility and soil ecol...Posted in: Interviews, Soil For HumanityRead more
How Nutritious is our Produce?
People are questioning if the food we have today contains the same nutritive value as the food from many years ago...
Geophagia - Eating soil
Our large wolfhound had the gentlest disposition, but he liked to eat dirt. His front teeth indicated that this wa...
Microbes In The Soil
Bill Robertson, a soil scientist at the University of Arkansas, developed a simple and reliable way to test if the...
Fungi In The Soil
Fungi are microscopic cells in the soil. Soil Fungi can be grouped according to their different functions:
Healthy Food Is Grown In Healthy Soil
Have you ever eaten a wonderful meal but felt not quite satisfied? Even though you ate plenty of vegetables and ha...