Winter Solstice is fast approaching, and soil energies are vitalizing the microbial and macro fauna so as to cycle nutrients in a most efficient way. Plants take advantage of the improved nutrient status, and humans benefit. Here are some favorite foods, worldwide — and a soil treatment that enhances such nutrient cycling.
|The soil treatment is hay-mulching. Here, agroecology students in August prepare winter beds.|
The mulch is effective in managing soil temperatures (protection from cold, protection from heat), retaining moisture, adding nutrients.
|Perennial wheats, maximizing nutrient-cycling efficiencies. Perennial guru Stephen Jones, presenting.|
|Sukuma wikiin Swahili-speaking countries, literally meaning “to push the week”…greens around the world|
are nutrient-packed. In Italy, they can be as expensive as a “primo,” first course dish.