When it comes to online gardening tips, a certain amount of skepticism is healthy. For example, according to one popular gardening site, when soil nutrients become depleted, “that’s where fertilizer comes in.” The site doesn’t provide any additional information or advice so the next logical question is, “What is fertilizer, anyway?” Fertilizer is any substance…

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Rock Dust

If you are aiming for optimal and sustainable plant growth that results in more nutritious foods and a healthier planet, look no further than rock dust. Also known as rock minerals, rock flour, rock powder, stone dust, soil remineralizer and mineral fines, rock dust is finely crushed rock containing micronutrients and trace elements that are…

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A healthy garden is a happy garden—and a bountiful one. Here are a few straightforward strategies to help you make the most of the space that you have. Plant in raised beds In a raised bed, you don’t have to worry about walking paths. With more room to garden, you can plant more vegetables closer…

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Playing Field

We teach people how to improve the health of the soil by using all-natural volcanic rock dust to grow delicious, nutritious and mineral-rich food. One of our most important audiences is kids. In the past, we’ve written about nutrition education and childhood obesity, as well as the link between school recess and healthier eating. In…

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Happy Cat

As the weather warms up, family activities move outdoors—including those that involve our beloved four-legged pets. At the same time, popping up on grassy areas everywhere are those bright yellow signs that say “Caution! Pesticide Application. Stay Off Grass for 24 Hours.” Unfortunately, pesticides and fertilizers can be present on lawns and in parks for…

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