Our soils are just like our refrigerators. They store and provide nutrients for our plants. We need to keep our soil healthy just like we keep ourselves healthy. Do you know what’s in your Soil’s “Refrigerator”? Are you filling it up with a “well-balanced diet”?
I was thinking about this as I opened my refrigerator this morning. I aim to fill my refrigerator with real, organic, and mostly plant-based foods. I need to go to the grocery store because I’m low on eggs, apples, carrots, and my newest favorite item: Kombucha. Why Kombucha? I have heard that my health can benefit from eating fermented foods which contain living microorganisms, or probiotics.
Healthy soil is loaded with probiotics. Scientists are just beginning to unravel the complexity of soils and how this affects our health. Did you know that a teaspoon of healthy soil holds billions of microorganisms including bacteria, yeast, fungi, and protozoa? As reported on the USDA’s “Soil Health Nuggets”, there are more microorganisms in a teaspoon of healthy soil than there are people on Earth!
These tiny organisms act as probiotics in your soil to help feed your plants and boost their ability to fight off diseases. We have a similar system in our own bodies with our gut microbes that help us digest our food, take in nutrients, and boost our immune system. Fermented foods are a great source of probiotics for our digestion system.
At Earthdance Organics, we brew our own proprietary FertileTea to boost the beneficial microorganisms in your soils.
We build healthy soils by:
Testing Your Soil
Adding Proper Nutrition