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Carbon Sink Incentive Program

In March 2020 in San Diego, a small group of farmers decided to activate the “hub” concept and launched Foodshed Small Farm Distro and Resource Hub. Foodshed works directly with farmers, eaters, and entrepreneurs to cultivate an equitable food system in San Diego while addressing the challenges posed by the

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Regenerating Soil Biology through Liquid Compost Extract

Over the past decades, scientific awareness and appreciation of soil microbiology in agricultural systems has dramatically expanded. Flourishing microbial communities interacting with plant root networks play a direct role in plant growth, crop nutrition, disease and pest resistance, and soil aggregate structure, leading to increased soil oxygen flow and water

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Tech aims to help boost soil health

According to experts, more than half of the world’s agricultural soil has already been degraded. Attempting to improve matters, revolutionary Indian guru – Sadhguru is continuing to lead a global campaign called SaveSoil, which pushes to improve soil health around the world. We know there are several causes for soil

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microBIOMETER® testing at Texas Food Bank

An interview with the San Antonio Food Bank who is using microBIOMETER® in their Farm and Garden Program. How are you using microBIOMETER®? We are using microBIOMETER to track the soil health on our farms, gardens and compost. This test allows us to understand if we are providing an environment

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microBIOMETER® in Urban Soil Study

Effects of Humate and Organic Based Soil Treatments on Urban Soil Characteristics Zack Shier, Board Certified Master Arborist and Plant Health Care Manager at Joseph Tree Service, is utilizing microBIOMETER® in his study titled Effects of Humate and Organic Based Soil Treatments on Urban Soil Characteristics. Introduction to the study.

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Soil research in Kenya with microBIOMETER®

Janet Atandi, a nematology PhD student in Kenya, is currently working on an assessment of banana fiber paper on soil health as part of a Wrap and Plant technology study. In brief, she is testing the long-term effect of using modified banana fiber paper to manage plant-parasitic nematodes and its

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hemp farm soil testing

Soil testing at a hemp farm in Iowa

PLANT Group is a team of designers, engineers, and ecologists. The company is building systems to connect humans and nature. In the process, they are soil testing at a hemp farm in Iowa, Honeysuckle Hops & Hemp. First, through their partnership with Blue Forest Farms, the team at PLANT Group

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Community gardening with microBIOMETER®

Informal science education is a key for community engagement and healthy gardening. Community gardening  brings numerous benefits such as fresh produce, therapy, physical exercise, reduction in grocery bills, improvement of mood among many others. “Last weekend I had the privilege to teach community gardeners on the importance of soil testing

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