Great article on the decomposition process (aerobic and anaerobic)

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/earthkind/landscape/dont-bag-it/chapter-1-the-decomposition-process/

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Why did I choose soil as my profession?

My awareness of the world has been clearer to me than it has ever been before, thanks to a little town called Fairfield, IA. However, before Fairfield I lived in Clute, TX, a town that was full of passionless people that often lived each day to get a paycheck, go home watch T.V., complain about life, eat, sleep, and repeat. (I am aware that I have seen a limited  part of the town, but it was my reality). It felt so empty and I knew I had to flee once I had the chance. In January 2013, I had my first chance to leave home and create a new life for myself. I was very happy, excited, yet very frightened of the thought of failing. However, I still went for the plunge and  made my way to Fairfield.  I had been accepted into a very wonderful school named Maharishi University of Management that inhabited passionate, intelligent, and creative individuals; individuals who were actually are concerned about their lives, where they wanted to go, and how they wanted to impact others in an evolutionary way! And then I eventually met Dr. Elaine Ingham, a renowned soil microbiologist. It changed my life and how I viewed it forever! The love for growing food, plants, herbs, etc also increased.  I gained the knowledge on  how to grow plants efficiently and share the  practical knowledge with anyone who desired to learn.

So, back to why did I choose this to be my profession? I want to help others heal themselves through the soil and create an ability for to grow  food that is rich in nutrients, abundantly.

What are the benefits of healthy soil?

1. Nutrient Cycling
2. Water Retention
3. Disease Suppression
4. Soil Structure (to create aeration)
5. ELIMINATES THE NEED FOR FERTILIZERS AND THE ‘CIDES’!
6. Maintains Plant health with out your help
7. Increases Carbon Sequester
8. Less Heavy Chores
9. Soft Soil
10. Happy Family, Happy Community, Happy Nation, Happy World!

Because we are not being control freaks and letting nature do what it does best!
If you do not know how to create harmonized and balanced soil you can contact me at

latoya_crick@yahoo.com
Can not wait to chat with you!! 😀