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  • Do you agree with this quote? Join us in our mission to clean up the food system: www.cornucopia.org
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  • 193 7 17 hours ago
  • Food for thought 🌱 Reposted from @8owlsfarmstead, along with their beautiful blog post “For the Love of Farming” (link in their bio). Credit to @womenwhofarm, an incredibly inspiring feed celebrating women as leaders in agriculture ❤️
  • Food for thought 🌱 Reposted from @8owlsfarmstead, along with their beautiful blog post “For the Love of Farming” (link in their bio). Credit to @womenwhofarm, an incredibly inspiring feed celebrating women as leaders in agriculture ❤️
  • 276 5 18 February, 2019

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  • Food for thought. Do you agree with this quote? www.cornucopia.org
  • Food for thought. Do you agree with this quote? www.cornucopia.org
  • 537 18 18 January, 2019
  • Calcium -> Magnesium -> Potassium -> Sodium ⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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These major cations rule your soil! 👑⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Calcium is the king, and you will always bump out Magnesium, Potassium, and Sodium. ⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The key is to keep them in the desired order, and in the right base saturation %. ⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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When in proper balance to each other they provide major benefits. They will help fix pH, increase aeration, and ensure that nutrients are being delivered effectively. ⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Below are the generally accepted balances on a Logan Labs standard soil test: ⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Calcium: 60-70%⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Magnesium: 12-18%⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Potassium: 3-5%⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Sodium: 1-3% ⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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How do you fine tune your balance? ⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Do you run calcium at 68%? ⁣⁣
  • Calcium -> Magnesium -> Potassium -> Sodium ⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    These major cations rule your soil! 👑⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    Calcium is the king, and you will always bump out Magnesium, Potassium, and Sodium. ⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    The key is to keep them in the desired order, and in the right base saturation %. ⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    ⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    When in proper balance to each other they provide major benefits. They will help fix pH, increase aeration, and ensure that nutrients are being delivered effectively. ⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    ⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    Below are the generally accepted balances on a Logan Labs standard soil test: ⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    Calcium: 60-70%⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    Magnesium: 12-18%⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    Potassium: 3-5%⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    Sodium: 1-3% ⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    How do you fine tune your balance? ⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    Do you run calcium at 68%? ⁣⁣
  • 591 25 3 February, 2019

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  • Do you have good fungal compost? This is a quick test to see if that’s true. 🍄

You should be able to lay out the compost in a shallow tray, mix in some liquid fish hydrolysate and kelp to stimulate the microbiology, keep the compost moist and cover with a cheesecloth, and then a couple days later come back and see a big white fluffy mat like in this picture.

If it is good fungal compost, take that fungal beard you just grew and extract it in to water, then drench your plants with it as a tea. This is an excellent way to introduce fungal spores in to your system. Similar to a compost tea, but specifically selecting for fungi populations, and there is no brewing required. Simple.

Have you grown a beard like this before?
  • Do you have good fungal compost? This is a quick test to see if that’s true. 🍄

    You should be able to lay out the compost in a shallow tray, mix in some liquid fish hydrolysate and kelp to stimulate the microbiology, keep the compost moist and cover with a cheesecloth, and then a couple days later come back and see a big white fluffy mat like in this picture.

    If it is good fungal compost, take that fungal beard you just grew and extract it in to water, then drench your plants with it as a tea. This is an excellent way to introduce fungal spores in to your system. Similar to a compost tea, but specifically selecting for fungi populations, and there is no brewing required. Simple.

    Have you grown a beard like this before?
  • 829 107 20 hours ago

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  • Compost is so cool! Thanks to @uclazerowaste for this helpful guide 🌎 Do you have compost tips or useful hints? We would love to hear them! ❤️#beingberrygood
  • Compost is so cool! Thanks to @uclazerowaste for this helpful guide 🌎 Do you have compost tips or useful hints? We would love to hear them! ❤️ #beingberrygood
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  • “The only way to keep the soil alive and make sure my livelihood continues, is to put chemical fertilisers onto the soil and every six months I get a truck load of manure from Mettupalyam and I mix it with the soil hoping to get the nutrients back. If I move to organic farming, I can’t meet the market demand, how do you think I can produce so many tons of broccoli, zucchini or lettuce? There is no other way.” Shanmugam, Kookalthorai, Nilgiris.

How is the market responsible for pesticides in our food? Are we consuming more than we require? .
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#fastfood #food #keepitrural #healthysoil #farmer #nativepicture #keystonefoundation #organic #organicfood #eathealthy @native.picture @keystonefoundation
  • “The only way to keep the soil alive and make sure my livelihood continues, is to put chemical fertilisers onto the soil and every six months I get a truck load of manure from Mettupalyam and I mix it with the soil hoping to get the nutrients back. If I move to organic farming, I can’t meet the market demand, how do you think I can produce so many tons of broccoli, zucchini or lettuce? There is no other way.” Shanmugam, Kookalthorai, Nilgiris.

    How is the market responsible for pesticides in our food? Are we consuming more than we require? .
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    #fastfood #food #keepitrural #healthysoil #farmer #nativepicture #keystonefoundation #organic #organicfood #eathealthy @native.picture @keystonefoundation
  • 12 0 3 hours ago
  • Jody Bolluyt from ORGANIC Farmers & Chefs of the Hudson Valley.
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Organic on our farm means that we do things in the best way possible so that we can do this for generations. The way we treat our soil, the way we treat our animals and the plants, it’s something that we could go on doing for a long time.
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You have to treat your soil with respect, it’s not a commodity, it’s something you have to take care of just like you take care of your animals.  You need to take care of the people who work the land too. You have to provide for your farm workers and farmers so that they could continue to do the work with dignity and feel like they are respected for the work they do.  I think you should treat your animals the way animals should be treated, and allow them to express who they are. They need to express their own inner nature.
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We have chosen not to be certified because we direct market everything to our community supported agriculture families. They could come to our farm whenever they want to see what we do. We have a direct communication with them about everything we do here. So, we felt the certification was not a necessary step we needed to take. ~Jody Bolluyt, Roxbury Farm.
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RESPECT THE EARTH
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#respecttheearth #earth #planetearth #organic #organicagriculture #farmer #organicfarmer #farmers #chefs #sustainable #hudsonvalley #organicfood#healthyfood #sustainableagriculture #nochemicals #healthysoil #biodynamicfarm #rudolphsteiner #ambrotype #collodion #wetplatecollodion #petzval #photography #francescomastalia #powerhousebooks
  • Jody Bolluyt from ORGANIC Farmers & Chefs of the Hudson Valley.
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    Organic on our farm means that we do things in the best way possible so that we can do this for generations. The way we treat our soil, the way we treat our animals and the plants, it’s something that we could go on doing for a long time.
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    You have to treat your soil with respect, it’s not a commodity, it’s something you have to take care of just like you take care of your animals. You need to take care of the people who work the land too. You have to provide for your farm workers and farmers so that they could continue to do the work with dignity and feel like they are respected for the work they do. I think you should treat your animals the way animals should be treated, and allow them to express who they are. They need to express their own inner nature.
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    We have chosen not to be certified because we direct market everything to our community supported agriculture families. They could come to our farm whenever they want to see what we do. We have a direct communication with them about everything we do here. So, we felt the certification was not a necessary step we needed to take. ~Jody Bolluyt, Roxbury Farm.
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    RESPECT THE EARTH
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    #respecttheearth #earth #planetearth #organic #organicagriculture #farmer #organicfarmer #farmers #chefs #sustainable #hudsonvalley #organicfood #healthyfood #sustainableagriculture #nochemicals #healthysoil #biodynamicfarm #rudolphsteiner #ambrotype #collodion #wetplatecollodion #petzval #photography #francescomastalia #powerhousebooks
  • 44 0 3 hours ago

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  • Gorse out early in York this year. At certain times of the year, when peak pollenation time has arrived, the flowers start smelling beautifully of coconut, to attract insects. Have a sniff but watch the spikes!  Yellow is also the  best colour for highlighting ultra-violet light, which insects are drawn to. Gorse is also an excellent nitrogen fixer, i.e. it's good at converting nitrogen in the air to nitrate minerals in the soil, essential for plant growth. It makes sure that the nitrates directly around its roots are not shared by other plants; it's dropped needles increase soil acidity around it's base so that nothing else grows there. Plant's ain't silly. #wildplants #healthysoil #morethanmeetstheeye
  • Gorse out early in York this year. At certain times of the year, when peak pollenation time has arrived, the flowers start smelling beautifully of coconut, to attract insects. Have a sniff but watch the spikes! Yellow is also the best colour for highlighting ultra-violet light, which insects are drawn to. Gorse is also an excellent nitrogen fixer, i.e. it's good at converting nitrogen in the air to nitrate minerals in the soil, essential for plant growth. It makes sure that the nitrates directly around its roots are not shared by other plants; it's dropped needles increase soil acidity around it's base so that nothing else grows there. Plant's ain't silly. #wildplants #healthysoil #morethanmeetstheeye
  • 3 0 5 hours ago
  • The Mikhail System is a proven model for achieving an ideal soil which provides an ideal growing environment in which to produce healthy thriving plants that, in turn, contribute to healthy thriving animals and people.
In short, The Mikhail System involves assessing and restoring the three critical elements of soil – Structure, Nutrients and Microbiology. The Mikhail System Book, written and designed for easy understanding and referencing, provides the serious or professional grower with all they need to know and understand to correctly assess the current state of their soil, and the steps they will need to take to bring each of the three elements into balance.
Depending on the state of soil to begin with, the climate, and the amount of resources available to invest in the process, the Mikhail System may require a number of years to achieve optimum soil balance. Nevertheless, every step in that direction provides benefits to the grower until eventually the application of chemical fertilisers can be reduced to a maintenance only level while still allowing plants to provide their best.
Additional features of the book include:
Tables listing the ideal levels of the 16 essential nutrients of 63 different crops from apples to white clover;
Signs and symptoms of nutrient deficiencies in plants, (with colour photos), animals and people, and
Conversion factors every farmer could need – all in one place.

To find out more about the contents of this 250 page book, and to get hold of your own copy, go to www.themikhailsystembook.com

#swep #mikhailsystem #bookstagram #research #soil #soilhealth #soilmanagement #nutrients #balancedsoil #healthysoil #agriculture #agronomy #cropproduction #soilstructure #soilnutrients #pasture #healthyfarm #farm #crops #magneticeffects #nutrientsinsoil #soilprofile #soilscience #soilformation
  • The Mikhail System is a proven model for achieving an ideal soil which provides an ideal growing environment in which to produce healthy thriving plants that, in turn, contribute to healthy thriving animals and people.
    In short, The Mikhail System involves assessing and restoring the three critical elements of soil – Structure, Nutrients and Microbiology. The Mikhail System Book, written and designed for easy understanding and referencing, provides the serious or professional grower with all they need to know and understand to correctly assess the current state of their soil, and the steps they will need to take to bring each of the three elements into balance.
    Depending on the state of soil to begin with, the climate, and the amount of resources available to invest in the process, the Mikhail System may require a number of years to achieve optimum soil balance. Nevertheless, every step in that direction provides benefits to the grower until eventually the application of chemical fertilisers can be reduced to a maintenance only level while still allowing plants to provide their best.
    Additional features of the book include:
    Tables listing the ideal levels of the 16 essential nutrients of 63 different crops from apples to white clover;
    Signs and symptoms of nutrient deficiencies in plants, (with colour photos), animals and people, and
    Conversion factors every farmer could need – all in one place.

    To find out more about the contents of this 250 page book, and to get hold of your own copy, go to www.themikhailsystembook.com

    #swep #mikhailsystem #bookstagram #research #soil #soilhealth #soilmanagement #nutrients #balancedsoil #healthysoil #agriculture #agronomy #cropproduction #soilstructure #soilnutrients #pasture #healthyfarm #farm #crops #magneticeffects #nutrientsinsoil #soilprofile #soilscience #soilformation
  • 11 0 6 hours ago

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  • When talking about #regeneration, @farmerrishi offered this quote at our #FoodLeadersLab last week: “A problem cannot be solved with the same culture that created it.” When it comes to repairing our broken food system, it’s not enough to just change the mindset, we have to change the culture. We unpacked regenerative agriculture as a true paradigm shift in regards to how, as a culture, we consider ourselves in relationship with and as part of the world around us. 🌱♻️🌎 #thinkregeneratively
  • When talking about #regeneration , @farmerrishi offered this quote at our #FoodLeadersLab last week: “A problem cannot be solved with the same culture that created it.” When it comes to repairing our broken food system, it’s not enough to just change the mindset, we have to change the culture. We unpacked regenerative agriculture as a true paradigm shift in regards to how, as a culture, we consider ourselves in relationship with and as part of the world around us. 🌱♻️🌎 #thinkregeneratively
  • 71 2 17 hours ago

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  • Do you agree? www.onlyorganic.org
  • Do you agree? www.onlyorganic.org
  • 175 6 17 hours ago
  • Do you agree with this quote? Join us in our mission to clean up the food system: www.cornucopia.org
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  • 193 7 17 hours ago
  • LOVING MY BABIES 🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕 Dragon, amarillo and muscade carrots - i started pulling and couldnt stop
  • LOVING MY BABIES 🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕 Dragon, amarillo and muscade carrots - i started pulling and couldnt stop
  • 46 2 19 hours ago
  • Do you have good fungal compost? This is a quick test to see if that’s true. 🍄

You should be able to lay out the compost in a shallow tray, mix in some liquid fish hydrolysate and kelp to stimulate the microbiology, keep the compost moist and cover with a cheesecloth, and then a couple days later come back and see a big white fluffy mat like in this picture.

If it is good fungal compost, take that fungal beard you just grew and extract it in to water, then drench your plants with it as a tea. This is an excellent way to introduce fungal spores in to your system. Similar to a compost tea, but specifically selecting for fungi populations, and there is no brewing required. Simple.

Have you grown a beard like this before?
  • Do you have good fungal compost? This is a quick test to see if that’s true. 🍄

    You should be able to lay out the compost in a shallow tray, mix in some liquid fish hydrolysate and kelp to stimulate the microbiology, keep the compost moist and cover with a cheesecloth, and then a couple days later come back and see a big white fluffy mat like in this picture.

    If it is good fungal compost, take that fungal beard you just grew and extract it in to water, then drench your plants with it as a tea. This is an excellent way to introduce fungal spores in to your system. Similar to a compost tea, but specifically selecting for fungi populations, and there is no brewing required. Simple.

    Have you grown a beard like this before?
  • 829 107 20 hours ago