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, brown for fungi

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

Turn the compost, 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

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

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

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

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

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

The underground mycorrhizal fungal network shares the nutrients

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

Nature cycling nutrients

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


Plants feed bacteria/fungi, predators eat those microbes then the nutrients become available

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