Carbon in the Diet-Do we really need fulvic acids, activated charcoal, or C60?

Image of wood burning down to charcoal is used to illustrate elemental Carbon

Carbon in the diet is a rare subject.¬† I am including it here, because in episode 13, I had a lot to say about carbon as plant food. In that episode, I emphasized the importance of carbon in plant nutrition.¬† I said carbon was essential for plant growth because carbon makes up 45-50% of a … Read more

The Neglected Plant Nutrient

This image of a conifer seedling challenges the viewer to consider which plant nutrient is most neglected.

The neglected plant nutrient, carbon, is arguably the most important plant nutrient because, out of seventeen recognized plant nutrients, carbon makes up the largest portion of the plant’s dry weight.¬† Is it realistic to expect all this carbon to come from atmospheric CO2?¬† Are you including¬† carbon with your N, P, and K? [divider] LINKS … Read more

The Microbial Economy and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

Wheat farm and surrounding wind farm highlight the macroscopic green economy as a reminder that, like wind energy, microbially rich farmland can help mitigate greenhouse gasses.

Microbial economies trade greenhouse gasses for food and energy.   By tapping into this system, we can increase agricultural profits.  This is because microbially driven agricultural systems require fewer costly chemicals to support. As carbon credit systems become more universal, it is reasonable to assume that farmers who operate to maintain healthy soil microbial communities will … Read more

Freedom through Entrepreneurship

This image illustrates entrepreneurship as a path to personal freedom.

Freedom through entrepreneurship is rarely discussed by high school and college career counselors.¬† Could this be because few of the career counselors in public institutions have experienced success in business?¬† It is hard to say for sure. However, in the world of the Great Resignation, the combined demands of the pandemic and increased technology have … Read more

Why Keep Native Plants on Your Farm or Garden

Podcast describes Reasons for Native Plants

Reasons to include native plants are abundant. Listen to this week’s episode to learn why we include native plants on our farm.¬† ¬†Can you benefit from using natives in your farm or garden?   Description LINKS TO RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Medicinal Herb eBook and Newsletter Signup USDA Plants Database¬†(Unaffiliated Public Website) ABOUT EPISODE … Read more