Here's to the organizing power of Nature! They say that the bacteria serve as "the bricks" and fungi serves as "the mortar" when it comes to aggregating organic matter aka SOIL. Check out these shots of the same fungal hyphae at different magnifications! Fungi: A prime example of the organizing power of fungus. This is clearly an actual soil micro-aggregate that is ready to acquire new organic material as well as mining and holding trace minerals via the fungus you see prot
"What microscope do you recommend?" Start with Craiglist and if no luck... Call your local health clinic and see if they have any they are looking to part with... OR: Check out this link: http://www.microscopenet.com/binocular-microscope-soil-study-c-25_36_94.html?osCsid=5omiogipo5q82390nebokfi6r0 These are specific SOIL MICROSCOPES that Dr. Ingham herself outfitted, for seeing exactly what we want and NEED to see in the soil. Any of them will do however I do recommend purch
(L to R, Dylan Potter and Mark Stimson.) That does all the work for you! You fill it and it does the rest. That is, until you're ready to use the beautiful compost that it will make for you!! That's right, this will turn and water itself without you even needing to press a button! Well, it's on its way thanks to the design and craftsmenship of Dylan Potter and Mark Stimson. Check back in with us and see how they're coming along with this soon-to-be "game-changer".
The Living Soil Compost Lab is proud to introduce the newest member of our Compost family. Measuring about 7 feet wide and 4' tall this pile was built entirely with free materials! In fact, much of our "brown material" was the garbage that we amassed over the summer here at the lab. Due to the fact that we define Composting, we are projecting this pile to be "finished" meaning ready to use, in less than 2 months. How do we do it so fast? For starters, fungi. Secondly, it's