Roots and Soil

In almost every aspect of life lately I think about how to get to the root cause of an issue. Within my own body, general health, and even in the social constructs of today. Where does the disease start, how did the imbalance take hold in the first place? I realized for our food it doesn’t start in the roots, it actually starts in the soil. The depleted soil is creating food that no longer provides the nutrients it once did, and as a result we are depleted. What is the soil of America? What is it that we grow out of? Just like with the soil from which plants grow, with care, it can be restored. The way it is healed is through diversity. Allowing everything to add its part to the whole, everything contributes and is valued. With natures design leading the way we bring back animals, different plants, and insects to the fields and in doing so we create fertile soil that allows for the return of a complete ecosystem. This is called biodynamic farming and this soil is called, good Tilth. “Living soil, as opposed to run-of-the-mill potting soil, is often thought of as planting material that centers on compost and has an active microbiology and biodiversity, which can include worms and their castings, protozoa, healthy bacteria, amoebas, kelp extracts, and other ingredients to create a truly living biome underneath the plant.”Socially how do we make good Tilth?


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