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Secrets of the Soil - kavyakantha - 15-07-2016

I read "Secrets of the Soil" by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird, many years ago when I was working with a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm here in Northern California. I also studied Permaculture with Dave Blume, who learned it directly from Bill Mollison and Dave Holmgren, who learned some of the techniques from Masanobu Fukuoka ("The One Straw Revolution"). Even if you're not into permaculture, it's definitely a fascinating read.

Secrets of the Soil blurb:

"Secrets of the Soil tells the fascinating story of the innovative, nontraditional, often surprising things that certain scientists, farmers, and mystics are doing to save our planet from self-destruction - such as using the techniques of Rudolf Steiner's biodynamic agriculture with its reliance on ethereal forces from the planets, Dan Carlson's growth stimulating Sonic Bloom, and rock dust fertilizer to revitalize depleted soils; or gardening with the help of truly amazing new technologies to reverse serious agricultural problems."

RE: Secrets of the Soil - kio - 16-03-2017

I love the science of soil. Recently I have been thought-experimenting with why one type of soil is better than another, why plants grow more in certain types of soil than in others, and what 'nutrients' for plants really is.

I might like this book. Thanks.