IT’S ALL ABOUT THE EARTH.
El secreto está en los suelos.
Healthy soil is alive, full of organic material and shaped with a structure friendly to roots that will invite plants to grow and thrive. A very simple formula for improving your soil is a wheelbarrow, a brick of coir, five gallons of water, and two bags of our organic compost. That’s all you need for a healthy, versatile starter soil, potting soil, raised beds, tree rootball comfort zone, etc. Coir is a renewable replacement for peat moss. The compost you use can be yours or ours, or ours. Water will re-hydrate the coir and create an open, comfortable structure for the organic matter of the compost. And by the way, Coir is pronounced just like it is spelled. But everyone says it differently. If you ask us about coir on the phone, just go for it and pronounce it like you read it. We’ll understand what you are talking about. Choir. Core. Coir. Are you bringing your soil back to health? Ready to go beyond simple and easy and tackle some soil complications? It’s time for a soil sample, testing and then some calculations to figure out how to properly balance your soil. We can help. Send us your soil sample. Simple or complicated, we want to help you achieve healthy, sustainable soil. From probiotics to worm-castings to humates to OMRI approved fertilizers and soil supplements we have the good stuff for your garden. Please let us know if you have a soil sample you would like us to analyze for you. Click Here to see the soil section of our online store.
These NPR links will help round out your knowledge of organic soil and how its microorganisms are closer to your gut than you may think:
Exploring The Invisible Universe That Lives On Us — And In Us The human micro-biome – the invisible immune system in our gut essential to heath – helps us to regulate the world we live in. Probiotics, the good microbes so to speak, are the way to increase our health and to fight off disease, allergies and asthma. Where do these micro-biomes come from? Click, listen and learn. http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/11/01/242361826/exploring-the-invisible-universe-that-lives-on-us-and-in-us
Getting Your Microbes Analyzed Raises Big Privacy Issues
There are literally trillions of microbes in our bodies, and having them analyzed raises a few interesting privacy issues. The micro-biome of the gut and what role the microbes play a role in your health is presenting an array of ethical and questions. Bioethicists have expressed concerns about the implications of ones’ privacy in relation to reporting and revealing information about one’s health. Disclosing any kind of personal health information can lead to problems related to job discrimination or health insurance. But, to get the whole story, you’ll have to click the link and listen to what Harvard has to say. http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/11/04/240278593/getting-your-microbes-analyzed-raises-big-privacy-issues
Gut Bacteria Know Secrets About Your Future
Make sure to read this article from NPR. We suspect that after digesting it, you will more fully appreciate the complexities and wide world of the micro-biome and the role microbes has on our DNA, health and overall make-up. http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2011/06/10/137084528/gut-bacteria-know-secrets-about-your-future