Create life image from flickr.com/photos/lilian-creative/8175635651/

"You have a million years worth of nutrients in sand, silt and clay ... As long as you have biology."
Elaine Ingham PhD in Microbiology

My Neighbors Must Think I'm CRAZY! image from flickr.com/photos/chiotsrun/5131945579/

Collect green material for bacteria and brown for fungi

Naomi turning compost image from flickr.com/photos/cicada/1931342154/

Turn the compost the good microbes need air and moisture (50%)

Compost in hand image from flickr.com/photos/uacescomm/9687356412

Compost that is a chocolate bar color is ready to add to the soil

Bodiam castle image from flickr.com/photos/50879678@N03/8598725374/

The good bacteria/fungi form a castle wall of protection around the roots

pH Test of Soil in Flowerbeds image from flickr.com/photos/chiotsrun/3459134327/

Bacteria/fungi control the pH plants control the bacteria/fungi

Grib Forest image from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Grib_skov.jpg

The underground mycorrhizal fungal network shares nutrients

Cathedral of the Pines II image from flickr.com/photos/elviskennedy/9328896442/

Natures nutrient cycling at work

Redwoods image from flickr.com/photos/michaelbalint/8634008094/


Plants feeding bacteria/fungi, predators eating the microbes, nutrients becoming available

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