I try to make my videos short and edit them well, hopefully they are useful...
Youtube is so good at helping you fix your car or get a stain out, but it's not so good for finding concise, well articulated info about the soil foodweb!
The soil foodweb approach has profound potential. Any soil that is productive, healthy, and efficient with holding water and nutrient will be packed with microbes, a complete network constantly eating eachoter that we call "the soil foodweb". Our job is to get our soils to this living condition. There is no turnkey guide. Everyone in this work needs to understand some general realationships withing the soil foodweb. When we applying biology (compost, tea, or extract) without a microscope it's a gamble, but the more we know the better the chance for a jackpot.
Too often I see oversimplified solutions, especially on youtube ("wood chips did this!" "Worm castings are the best thing ever, period" "The foam on this compost tea guarantees that it is excellent.") If you're ready to go deep read Teaming With Microbes, still want more? Look into Dr. Elaine Ingham's classes. If you're ready to glean a bit of this and a bit of that, get some visuals, see some microscopic life, and get some inspiration, well you're in the right place.
Help me build out my FAQ!
I've got a few original videos up now. I want to keep the info in the videos as concise as possible, but sometimes this comes at the price of completeness. Don't be shy! Shoot me your questions using the contact form. This will help me make a better website by building out my new FAQ section.
If you have a burning need for exhaustive instruction with these ideas, check out Life in the Soil Classes (and tell them I sent you).