I’m throwing down some thoughts on the subject of nutrition. I’m not a doctor, nutritionist, soil scientist, or chemist. While I am always happy to educate consumers about the nutritional properties of produce and how they are healthy, a lot of what is said comes with an asterisk because I don’t have an extensive plant lab where I can perform complex tissue analysis and therefore nutritional content is based on literature and what certain plants are known to be high in or how they are known to be good for you because of previous studies based on plants that I didn’t grow. This information is definitely helpful and has a lot of truth to it, but is not 100% correct. What I do know with certainty is that plants are a product of the soil and when eating a plant one is eating the soil. Thats why microbial enhancement through earthworm castings and kelp meals, oyster-shell flour for much needed calcium and alkalizing,and azomite for over 70 trace minerals are part of the lineup for a well-rounded plant.
More than N-P-Ks/Oral Soil Testing/Farm Pics
About the Author: George Macros
I'm from Eastern Long Island, NY. Although in retrospect I have always been a farmer, certain events helped me realize this. When I started teaching high school biology in Brooklyn, i was given a classroom with a defunct greenhouse because none of the other teachers wanted it and I was lowest in seniority. I started rehabilitating it and then it was just a matter of time before I starting getting to work as soon as the school was unlocked to be able to spend time with my plants. I shared this love and excitement with my students. After working on an Organic Farm in Pennsylvania I knew farming was for me. I can pinpoint the moment to when I was barefoot planting fava beans. After this experience I knew I wanted my own buisiness/operation. I WWOOFed on the west coast from Washington down to New Mexico and chose Sonoma County as my home. I started with one customer and without any finances then developed my own practices as my farming slowly evolved into what it is today all along the common thread of full intimacy with the soil using just hands and hand tools. Thank you for reading!
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