Berries

Within the medical community there is ongoing debate about the nutritional value of supplements. Many physicians believe that supplements are a waste of money for patients who exercise and eat a reasonably balanced diet. Taken improperly or used in excess, supplements can even cause potential harm. Yet even the healthiest among us face challenges that…

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This article was originally published as a guest post on Growing a Greener World. The secret to growing healthy and nutritious food begins with the soil. Naturally healthy soil contains billions of living microorganisms—from bacteria to nematodes, fungi, protozoa, arthropods and earthworms. Together, they join in a carefully choreographed “bacterial ballet” in which each organism…

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Tending Soil

While other parts of the country are still covered in snow, Oregon’s spring has kicked into overdrive. It’s not just the magnolias that are awakening, either. Birds, bees, squirrels—and eager gardeners—are all brimming with energy and activity. Fortunately, there is no shortage of work to be done in the garden. Here are five tasks that, if…

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Fresh sources of silicon-based rock minerals are essential to the life and vitality of plants and key to supporting healthier soils. Unfortunately, many of the world soils have become depleted of essential minerals, including: Silicon (Si) – a key component of plant cell walls, silicon improves plant structure and increases resistance to pest and disease….

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