How to make soil

 

Health starts in the soil so our future lies in healthy soil

soil and water

soil and water

Healthy soil grows healthy plants leading to healthy bodies. Soil and water are vital for life – don’t be deceived by soil-less ways of growing – they still use nutrients that came from soil.

break down rocks

soil degradation

We have slowly but steadily been degrading the world’s soils. This is not just a problem for you and me, as individuals to stay healthy – it is a problem for humanity to feed our global population – the food crisis.

So how do we make healthy soil?

That’s actually the easy bit, that is what the Gbiota technology does .

You can see how easy it is to make a Gbiota bed here making soil 101

– the difficult bit is creating the change from thinking about our planet as a ‘throw away’ society to a circular society based on recycling.

Soil, or rather the biology in the soil, is the worlds great recycler.  Organic waste can be converted to healthy soil to feed the world healthy food.

We need to add the trace minerals which make us healthy and have the technology of controlling the soil moisture level so the beneficial biology can breed. Not too wet, not too dry, goldilocks moisture.

It is all about breeding beneficial soil biology.

Profit or grand kids

Humans are the dominant creature on earth, we are intelligent and generally cooperative.

I am an innovator, I was selected as among the top one hundred innovators by the Institute of Engineers for my past pioneering work on computer aided engineering. But how to make soil is among the most important challenges facing humanity.

I have made this challenge of how to make soil my obsession for many years now.

We now know exactly how to make soil which will grow healthy plants and make us healthy.

That is what this site is all about – how to make, or regenerate – soil.

The section on growing describes how to make healthy soil and it is so simple that anyone can do it and it is actually cheaper to grow food in healthy soil rather than load the soil with artificial fertilisers and toxic chemicals, which can be seriously expensive (but profitable for the manufacturers).

So why is it that humans – the most intelligent creature on the planet – are so busy destroying the soils that have taken billions of years of years to form?

Our attitude to soil

The challenge we face is our attitude to soil. Politicians seem to be focused on power and economic growth, companies are focused on profits. These are the wrong things to focus on.

Instead we need to focus on the lives of our grand children and their grand children – and that means caring for our soil.

Soil is essential for the future of life on earth we know how to make, or regenerate, soil yet we continue to destroy it.

green waste

green waste

Further healthy soild can absorb vast amounts of atmospheric carbon.  Soil and atmospheric change are closely linked.

Changing our attitude to soil is among the greatest challenges facing humanity.

So how do we make healthy soil? That’s actually the easy bit, that is what the Gbiota technology does – the difficult bit is creating the change from thinking about our planet as a ‘throw away’society to a circular society based on recycling.

Soil, or rather the biology in the soil, is the worlds great recycler.  Organic waste can be converted to healthy soil to feed the world healthy food.

Auntie Maud

Auntie Maud

Auntie Maud

In my article about Auntie Maud, nominally a fictitious lady but actually based on my real life auntie. Waddling around on her walking frame in her carpet slippers she happily built Gbiota beds showing how easy they are to make.

But the real point about Auntie Maud is that she never threw anything away – at least without a major battle to find some way of recycling it for something or other.

Long since dead she was the ultimate recycler and her environmental load was small and more than compensated by the positives from her garden.

She was borne somewhere around 1900 when the worlds population was 1.6 billion and back then the vast majority of the people were just like Auntie Maud – busy recycling anything and everything.

The environmental load on our planet was sustainable.

Since then then are now 5 times as many people on the earth and the majority live in cities in a throw away society with virtually everything double or triple wrapped in plastics. Their environmental load per person has increase dramatically across the globe but most people are totally divorced from the dramatic increase in environmental load they are putting on our planet.

Covid, diabetes and some weird greenie

WHOCovid

This may sound like the talk from some weird greenie predicting some future catastrophe that will happen at some time in the future, but this is a here and now crisis.

Study the report from the WHO about the source of Covid, is it from some bat, Pangolin or other weird animal? Interesting yes but the real cause? No.

The underlying cause is that the environmental load on our planet is greater than it can sustain.

I am NOT saying that environmental load causes Covid, but it is an enabling condition which allows it to spread – see my post on dis-enabling here.

If you don’t like the vagueness of talking about the source of Covid think about why some people die and others hardly have a glitch. This closely correlates with diet, the majority of people who die are eating a diet deficient in essential minerals and biology.

But just ask Auntie Maud about diabetes. If she were still alive she would probably never have heard of diabetes which stems from diet. Modern food lack essential minerals and biology.

Our bodies, which are much smarter than we think, sense this lack of nutrients and send out hormones so we feel hungry, and eat yet more food lacking in minerals and biology, get fat and which leaves us exposed to a whole range of diseases including diabetes.

Soil – the ultimate recycler

soilrecycle

Soil is the ultimate recycler – well that is not quite right – soil is just dirt that is full of beneficial biology which is the great recycler.

The challenge we face is our attitude to soil. Politicians seem to be focused on power and economic growth, companies are focused on profits. These are the wrong things to focus on.

Soil is essential for the future of life on earth so how do we make, or regenerate, soil? This is among the greatest challenges facing humanity.

That is what this web site is all about – how to make soil.

I am an innovator, I was selected as among the top one hundred innovators by the Institute of Engineers for my past pioneering work on computer aided engineering. But how to make soil is among the most important challenges facing humanity.

I have made this challenge of how to make soil my obsession for many years now.

Creative commons

creative commons

creative commons

This is not about making some incredible discovery which can be patented and shielded by intellectual property law, to make profits. (I use the creative commons system to share my innovations). It is about ensuring my grand kids and their grand kids can enjoy a comfortable and sustainable life.

 

On going project

pass time

pass time

Convincing the world of the importance of soil, then regenerating the entire world’s soils, is not a Saturday afternoon pastime.

I spend my life experimenting with soils and how to grow food that will make us healthy – I then write up blogs to tell the world.

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