"The birthright of all living things is health. This law is true for soil, plant animal and man: the health of these four is one connected chain. Any weakness or defect in the health of any earlier link in the chain is carried on to the next succeeding links until it reached the last, namely, man."
- Sir Albert Howard
Everything begins and ends with our soil. That is why we have dedicated over 15 years in researching soil health, compost and proper soil remediation practices. Below you can find some helpful information provided by RootShoot, Soil Experts, who reference the work of Dr. Elaine Ingham creater of the Soil Food Web.
Earth Medicine USA was created under the principles of Dr. Ingham Soil Food Web teachings, which led us to understand the intergral role microbes play in our foods soils.
The soil food web refers to the relationships between the divers groups of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, nematodes and microarthropods and how the composition of each specific web is greatly influenced by biological, chemical and physical forces in the environment.
From backyard gardens to large scale agriculture production, a healthy soil is the foundation of any healthy plant. Our soils contain millions of microorganisms that perform various functions and help our gardens maintain a healthy ecosystem.
When we improve the biology in our soil, we maximize our plants growing potential naturally.
This is where Earth Medicine comes in.
Earth Medicine is adding beneficial microbial life back into your soil, which has either been sterilized or depleted of any nutrients. By using Earth Medicine your plants and gardens will have the ability to perform vital ecosystem services, such as:
- Nutrient Cycling
- Retention of nutrients
- Disease Suppression
-Proper water retention
The role of a healthy soil cannot be overlooked. Whether it's for indoor and outdoor planting, a healthy soil environment is critical in growing healthy disease resistant plants and gardens.