Soil has been overlooked in our modern society. Industrial agriculture doesn’t respect the soil’s contribution to nutritious food, and has allowed it to wither. In fact, it’s the soil that does most of the work in growing fresh, nutritious food – it creates plant nutrients, filters water, and decomposes fresh organic matter into more nutrients. The soil food web is the backbone of a healthy soil ecosystem. Interestingly, soil is mostly water, so water issues are vital to soil.
When you grow food with reverence to the ecological system, you can regenerate and replenish natural resources, and amplify your harvest. Larry teaches the class about humanity’s role in ecology, the key players in the soil food web and how to keep them thriving, water issues, ecological niches, and improving biodiversity.