[permaculture] Composting, compost tea & beneficial microorganisms. Links to resources and forum archives.

Lawrence F. London, Jr. venaurafarm at bellsouth.net
Wed Dec 23 09:14:32 EST 2009

Here are links to archives with lots of info on composting, compost tea, 
beneficial microorganisms from experts.

Soils In Biological Agriculture
Remineralize the Earth
Compost Tea, Soil Foodweb, Soil Quality Discussion
Archive 1 
Archive 2 
Archive 3 
Archive 4 
Archive 5 
Glomalin: Hiding Place for a Third of the World's Stored Soil Carbon - 
ARS Bulletin
Soil Quality Links & Literature
# USDA National Resources Conservation Service Soil Quality Institute
# Illinois Soil Quality Initiative
# Soil Quality and Soil Health FAQ
# Soil Quality Network
# Soil Quality Monitoring For Sustainable Agriculture
# NSCP Monitoring Soil Quality Evaluation Report
# PMAC Soil Quality Resources
# Soil Quality Discussion in Sanet-MG
# Another Soil Quality Discussion in Sanet-MG
# Soil Quality Resources at Landcare Research
# Oregon Small Farms - Water/Soil Quality
# National Soil Tilth Laboratory
Soil quality: A concept, definition, and framework for evaluation.
Soil Science Society of America Journal
Soil Processes and the Carbon Cycle. CRC Press, Boca Raton.
Advances in Agronomy. Vol. Academic Press, San Diego, CA
Journal of Soil and Water Conservation.
American Journal of Alternative Agriculture
Defining Soil Quality for a Sustainable Environment. SSSA Spec. Publ.
Soil Science Society of America, Madison, WI.

"Let the soil work for us" free online article at Cyber-Help for Organic 

Methods for Assessing Soil Quality. SSSA Spec. Publ.
oil Science Society of America, Madison, WI.

Soil Quality for Crop Production and Ecosystem Health.
Developments in Soil Science  Elsevier, New York.

Biological Indicators of Soil Health. CAB International, New York.

Erosion and Carbon Sequestration
Soil Quality and Soil Erosion. CRC Press, Boca Raton.

Management of Carbon Sequestration in Soil.
CRC Press, Boca Raton.

See John Jeavons book How To Grow More Vegetables", Alan Chadwick's 
literature and lectures (links
on my website) and Aquatias' "Intensive Culture of Vegetables, French
System", All Books by Eliot Coleman and many more outstanding works of 
timeless value.
You can read a few transcribed Alan Chadwick lectures here:
Archives of the writings of Emelia Hazelip and Marc Bonfils are here:
souscayrous' biological farming & permaculture collection
Emilia Hazelip's Synergistic Agriculture - Collected Papers
Marc Bonfils' Agricultural Research
souscayrous' albums (the two above) on PicasaWeb
Videos of Emelia Hazelip showing raised bed construction:
June 08, 2008
"Emilia Hazelip (1938 - February 1, 2003) was an organic Permaculture
gardener who was born in Spain and began gardening seriously in the late
'60s. A former Merry Prankster and pioneer of the concept of synergistic
gardening, her farming methods were inspired by the work of Masanobu
Fukuoka. Where Fukuoka focused most of his attention on orchards and the
rice/barley crop rotation, Emilia Hazelip focused on creating and
maintaining market gardens of vegetables and herbs. Emilia Hazelip, who
introduced the concept of permaculture to France over a decade ago,
drew on many sources as she continued to develop gardens.
The work of Permaculturist Marc Bonfils with self-fertile
cereal production and the microbiological research of Alan Smith and
Elaine Ingham are frequently mentioned.
To see more videos by the maker of this film and for contact information
on how to purchase a high quality full length version (SVHS) on DVD
please visit: http://www.youtube.com/user/BULLEBOULO
For More Information on the Global Permaculture Movement Please Visit:

Other sources for information, tools and seeds include:
heirloom - untreated - sustainable - vegetable seeds - Bountiful Gardens
http://www.bountifulgardens.org/ This is John Jeavons website.
Books by John Jeavons

Various farming systems in use:
  organic farming (IFOAM, Rodale, etc.)
  biodynamic farming (Steiner, Pfeiffer, et. al.)
  biointensive farming (John Jeavons, Ecology Action, etc.)
  natural farming (Fukuoka)
  agroecology (Altierri et al)
  permaculture (Mollison)
  ecological synergy (Kuntz)
  integrated biological systems (?) [this is at the heart of permaculture]

Other sources of information and online reading:
Soil And Health Library
Open Library
A project of the Internet Archive
Google Books

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