Originally Posted by Smallaxe
When I was growing up everyone seemed to understand "Tilth" and "Humus", whether it was in the corn field or in the garden... everyone could see and feel, tilth and humus...
It is interesting to have the scientific tools to observe why tilth and humus are so important...
Did we know that roots were only working at the microscopic level? bringing in food and water???? did we know that those roothairs, required the symbiotic relationship with all kinds of microbes to be the best they can be??? nobody knew...
Little did we know that our attention to tilth and humus had created the proper environment for microbes to do the work of life...
There are some who had an understanding. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Howard
The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt