As a newly retired Registered Nurse with a passion for human health, I am most curious about our connection to the soil (Gia, earth) which is our soul source of essential nutrition. Vitamins, minerals and gases (the most important being oxygen and carbon dioxide) find their roots in a soil community and the biological chemistry that exists between the members of that community. When I think about life and follow our journey, the story always ends with a journey back to the soil.
What is worm composting? Worm composting begins with household vegetable wastes and ends with worm casting or worm poop! Why worm compost? Worm castings are filled with life. There are billions of plant bio-available beneficial bacteria, fiber, vitamins, & minerals in the castings. When you add fresh castings to the soil you are inoculating the soil with a living mass that will continue to grow and spread throughout your soil environment, providing the essential nutrition for a healthy soil. “How to Build a Worm Composting Bin” is an instructional video guide created in Mazatlan, Mexico. In the video, I explain how to find the materials needed and how to build a compost bin.
“The plant washer” is a video from Kennie D’s “How to do it Yourself” series of video’s. These videos are produced in the hopes of promoting and enhancing our understanding of the intimate relationship, between us and the environment. The projects are beneficial to plants and fun to do. The road between us and our […]
The Submersible Dome is a fun and exciting way to introduce live insects to your aquaponic system without them escaping into your living environment. In this video, using recycled materials I will show you how to make a Live Insect Fish Feeder for your fish tank or aquarium. The Submersible Dome VIDEO
A Pagan Chant: “Earth My Body, Water My Blood, Air My Breath, and Fire My Spirit” Imagine there will come a time when you experience a sense of harmony with these elements every day of your life. Harmony with the earth, the water, the air and the fire that burns within. Imagine in this state, […]
Plant health is a major concern for any plant lover. Growing and maintaining a healthy plant is a gardeners number one objective. There are many pests that will oppose your efforts to reach this objective . But there is one pest that you will find is a unyielding adversary, “The Aphid”. You can not eradicate […]
Nematode: Under the microscope video I am still tweeking my digital microscopic photography technology. However here is a video of the Nematode. One teaspoon of good garden soil has about 20 bacteria-eating nematodes, 20 fungal feeders, a few predatory and plant eating nematodes for a total of 40 to 50 nematodes per teaspoon in all. Happy […]
A look at Rotifers. It was by studying the Rotifer that scientists were able to determine the environmental impact of the 2010 BP oil spill. The rotifers are commonly called wheel animals. They are a phylum of microscopic and near-microscopic pseudocoelomate animals. Animals, because they have organs (cilea for mobility, a mouth with jaws, a stomach, […]