The difference between compost, compost tea, and extract

What is compost?
Compost is the end product of decomposed organic matter that is aerobic and full of active beneficial soil microorganisms.

What is compost tea?
Compost tea is soil microorganisms extracted from compost into a continually oxygenated water process with added foods to proliferate appropriate beneficial soil microbiology for 24-48 hrs.

**If well aerated, must be used within 4-6 hours.

What is compost extract ?
Compost extract is soil microorganisms extracted from compost into water.
**Must be used within 2-4 hours

Different methods of composting are static, vermi, and thermal.

Human microbiome

This book is a quick, wonderful read! Get the gist of what is going on with the human microbiome…I mean we are human sooo…

 

“…we should seriously consider making evoutionary biology a basic science for medicine, or making its core principles compulsory in secondary education.”

The book Honor thy Symbionts by Jeff D. Leach link:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1481258796/ref=mp_s_a_1_sc_1?qid=1453692228&sr=8-1-spell&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=Honor+thy+symbionats

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.