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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 to farm, garden, and landscape management has profound potential.  It is clear that a diverse array of microbes are present in any system that is productive, healthy, and efficient with holding water and nutrient.  Our job is to get our soils to this living condition.  There is no turnkey approach to this, everyone in this work needs to understand the way the foodweb works.  Applying biology (compost, tea, or extract) without a microscope is a gamble, but the more you 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.

This is a great video that shows Elaine Ingham's composting method that I learned at ECI farm in Berry creek CA.  Elaine does not appear in the video, but her protégé (and my friend) Molly Haviland is the person giving good thermometer tips at the 14 minute mark.

This video was produced at Living Soil Lab, Sustainable Living Department, Maharishi University of Management. Shot and produced by Bill Dyer for his joint degree in Sustainable Living and Media and Communications. Elaine is a visiting faculty in the program.

I know I promised concise, well articulated info about the soil foodweb, but while I build out this website, enjoy the videos I've already made where you can just gaze upon some interesting creatures.

I know I promised concise, well articulated info about the soil foodweb, but while I build out this website, enjoy the videos I've already made where you can just gaze upon some interesting creatures.

Large-Scale Composting solutions. Aug 26, 2016 Nature's Best LLC field day. Take aways.