[permaculture] Humus

Lawrence F. London, Jr. venaurafarm at bellsouth.net
Sat Nov 12 22:45:31 EST 2011

On 11/12/2011 4:54 PM, Dieter Brand wrote:

> The meaning of the term humus has changed over time.  To jumble
> together several interpretations of the term in the Wikipedia
> definition doesn’t do justice to any of them. Nor does it bring us
> any closer to what humus actually is.
> In my book, humus is a living organism that is in constant
> transformation - that never stops to break down, to transform and to
> rebuild itself.  It is the dynamic interface between the organic and
> the non-organic, the place where life on this planet constantly
> renews itself.

That's a great thought to ponder, Dieter. Thanks for sending it along to us.

When you think about relativity, electromagnetism, quantum, molecules, 
atoms, eectrons, subparticles, Higgs particles, string theory is makes 
you wonder about something seemingly as simple as humus...


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