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Secrets of the Soil

Posted by on November 20th 2014

Published c.1992; this edition 2004

“In this fascinating companion to The Secret Life of Plants, authors Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird delve into the innovative, nontraditional and often surprising methods in which scientists and farmers are working together to prevent the slow degradation of our planet.  From techniques such as Rudolf Steiner’s biodynamic agriculture, with its reliance on ethereal forces from the planets, to Dan Carlson’s growth stimulating Sonic Bloom, and rock dust fertilizer to revitalize depleted soils, or gardening with the help of truly amazing new technologies, this book is a comprehensive study on the various ways to reverse serious agricultural problems.

The authors illustrate, in simple and lucid language, the pivotal role that natural elements play in our lives, and the necessity of preserving and sustaining the most basic of them – the soil.