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Feed The Soil Feed the soil, and the soil will feed you. Taking recycling to the next level by showing people how to turn kitchen scraps into rich soil.

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We are expanding my Friends. Come check all the fun projects for 2021 at our new page @GoodGrowOrganics. Stay Tuned
12/11/2020

We are expanding my Friends. Come check all the fun projects for 2021 at our new page @GoodGrowOrganics. Stay Tuned

........We built these sub irrigated beds years ago and they are still cranking out food.
09/13/2020

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We built these sub irrigated beds years ago and they are still cranking out food.

Timeline Photos
05/30/2020

Timeline Photos

Happy owners of a brand new #FTS #subirrigatedplanter  @ Carlsbad, California
05/15/2020

Happy owners of a brand new #FTS #subirrigatedplanter @ Carlsbad, California

#keepitnatural
05/12/2020

#keepitnatural

Timeline Photos
05/12/2020

Timeline Photos

#bluejava banana
05/12/2020

#bluejava banana

04/15/2020

What happens when you add fifteen 55 gallon barrels of bokashi fermented food waste to a pile of mulch in your front yard? It gets very very hot!

All winter we sat in our #ootheca, waiting for spring to come. Some looked at our home and wondered if we would ever eme...
04/09/2020

All winter we sat in our #ootheca, waiting for spring to come. Some looked at our home and wondered if we would ever emerge. Suspended in a mason jar on single twig where our mother left us. Our steward looked in on us in our home each day, patiently waiting for us to emerge. Behold, the #gardensentinels are here.

We are usually looking down at the #Dirt with disdain. But the truth is that dirt has all the players that can help us #...
04/08/2020

We are usually looking down at the #Dirt with disdain. But the truth is that dirt has all the players that can help us #sustain ourselves and the planet which we will forever be tied to. We should protect it and look at it with all the wonder and respect that we give to the seas, the moon, our solar system, and the universe itself. No matter what inner or outer, higher or lower power you believe in. The soil beneath our feet is the foundation in which we build up from. And will return to when we have given up our mortal flesh. If we lose our connection with the #earth, we are lost in space and time. This dirty little life form that was found deep in the mud has every bit and maybe more of a role to play in this world as any of us do. I give it the respect and gratitude that I ask of and to myself, and my counterparts that I share space and time with. #thankyou

Found this little cutie under six inches of DG soil. #Dirtybeautiful
04/08/2020

Found this little cutie under six inches of DG soil. #Dirtybeautiful

When I first started Feed The Soil, I set the goal of helping divert over one million pounds of food waste from our loca...
02/08/2020

When I first started Feed The Soil, I set the goal of helping divert over one million pounds of food waste from our local landfills. In collaboration with the Solana Center and their Food Cycle program, we are well on the way to meeting that goal!

Compostable products are “almost” pointless if there is no place to compost them.
01/25/2020

Compostable products are “almost” pointless if there is no place to compost them.

Mycelium, the bindings that hold our world together. The highways that allows us to communicate and interact with the un...
01/24/2020

Mycelium, the bindings that hold our world together. The highways that allows us to communicate and interact with the underworld. Time itself has to step aside once a network of these little highways begin to consume the building blocks of the world around us. Only to leave a rich source of nutrients to regenerate the space which it has passed. Respect it, feed it, honor it.

12/05/2019

Talk about feeding the soil. This compost pile has digested over 600 gallons of food waste and 500 gallons of spent beer grain. As you all can see, it’s steaming hot. It should be done in two to three weeks.

Abundance at the end of the Rainbow 🌈.
11/12/2019

Abundance at the end of the Rainbow 🌈.

Hey! We know that guy.
11/07/2019

Hey! We know that guy.

Even though it looks like we are having a bonfire here in the pic. The truth is we are making #biochar for some soil/see...
08/28/2019

Even though it looks like we are having a bonfire here in the pic. The truth is we are making #biochar for some soil/seed/plant experiments coming this fall. Stay tuned

Great times were had. @ronfinleyhq brought the FUN out with #daFUNction2019. I’m willing to bet that no other group in L...
08/12/2019

Great times were had. @ronfinleyhq brought the FUN out with #daFUNction2019. I’m willing to bet that no other group in LA had as many smiling faces assembled together that weekend. See you all at #dafunction2020 @ Vermont Square Park

Had a blast yesterday up in LA at #dafunction2019. So many wonderful people. A HUGE “Thanks” @ronfinleyproject for putti...
08/11/2019

Had a blast yesterday up in LA at #dafunction2019. So many wonderful people. A HUGE “Thanks” @ronfinleyproject for putting on the event. And a big thanks to everyone who showed up. I haven’t seen that many smiling faces in a long time.

07/31/2019

A Beautiful Giant swallowtail butterfly in all its majesty. The caterpillars are not very pretty though. In fact, in early stages they mimic bird droppings, to discourage Later, they do their best to convince you that they are a snake, going so far as to extend out a bright orange “forked” tongue. Here in Southern California we find them on trees in the citrus family and occasionally in white sapote trees. .
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#butterfly #swallowtailbutterfly #giantswallowtailbutterfly #vista #pollinatorgarden #natureisbeautiful #feedthesoil

07/30/2019

Chickens love goat milk curds. Free protein

Oops! Now we just need five gallons of molasses to stabilize the LAB aka lactic acid bacteria. All that “cheese” on the ...
07/28/2019

Oops! Now we just need five gallons of molasses to stabilize the LAB aka lactic acid bacteria. All that “cheese” on the top will make great chicken food.

Got milk? I do. Five gallons of fresh goat milk. What would you do with it if it’s not fit for human consumption? #knf #...
07/28/2019

Got milk? I do. Five gallons of fresh goat milk. What would you do with it if it’s not fit for human consumption? #knf #labserum #chickenfood #experimentalcheesemaking #goatbutter

Coffee flowers here in the food forest. Can’t wait to make coffee cherry kefir someday.
07/27/2019

Coffee flowers here in the food forest. Can’t wait to make coffee cherry kefir someday.

Did you know that you can make your own fertilizers? How cool is that? Stay tuned for more info on natural farming techn...
07/27/2019

Did you know that you can make your own fertilizers? How cool is that? Stay tuned for more info on natural farming techniques that are being used in many places in the world but has been developed in Korea for many years. Thanks Master Cho. And thank you to my garden for pumping out all this fruit. And thank you @stackingfunctions for giving me the papaya tree.

One zucchini from last summer, three papayas, three pepino melons, and 27 fuerte avocados. A pretty good harvest.
06/14/2019

One zucchini from last summer, three papayas, three pepino melons, and 27 fuerte avocados. A pretty good harvest.

The #food-jungle producing food and medicine year round.
05/26/2019

The #food-jungle producing food and medicine year round.

A LOT can change in 1.5 years  @ Feed The Soil
05/25/2019

A LOT can change in 1.5 years @ Feed The Soil

It's blueberry season. And someone is very happy about that.
05/25/2019

It's blueberry season. And someone is very happy about that.

05/09/2019

A worker bee feasting on Eschium Candicans (aka #prideofmadeira) in the garden today. Notice her blue pollen sacks.

04/29/2019

If the rains don't come tomorrow, and don't come again until fall or winter, who here could get a good fruit harvest, or at least keep their landscape alive, without accruing triple digit monthly water bills?

Does anyone still have a good amount of moisture in their soil from the winters rains?

Also, Anyone here using the regenerative model of landscape stewardship?

If the Colorado river stopped flowing and the northern sierras had no snow pack, where would your water come from?

If the answer is "NO, or I Don't Know ," to any of the above questions, it's time for a RESET.

Earth Day has been celebrated at many local venues over the past week, but the truth is, everyday that we wake up should be a celebration and a remembrance of the importance of the planet itself as our most precious resource.

04/26/2019
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Carbon farming

This man was just trying to get rid of weeds on his ranch when he stumbled upon a way to remove CO2 from the atmosphere. (via The Years Project)

Click here to support Styrofoam Eating Worms Pilot Project - Donate Now! organized by Regenerative Education Centers
04/23/2019
Click here to support Styrofoam Eating Worms Pilot Project - Donate Now! organized by Regenerative Education Centers

Click here to support Styrofoam Eating Worms Pilot Project - Donate Now! organized by Regenerative Education Centers

You may have heard of our worms that eat surfboards… Help us take the next step! The world produces more than 14 million US tons of polystyrene (plastic foam) each year. Americans alone throw away around 25 billion Styrofoam cups every year. And by volume, Styrofoam products fill up 25-30% of...

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Meet Ron Mccord, aka "The Bokashi Man! I met Ron three years ago and he has held a prominent place in my mind since then. I am so grateful to have reconnected with him on my return visit to California . Ron is deeply passionate about creating healthy soil and his passion and excitement to heal our earth is truly contagious. His front yard was formerly a bare spot in the desert and is now the most luscious food forest I have visited in Southern California. I didn't know that this was even possible here. I felt like I had been transported back to the food forests of sub-tropical Florida, yet I was standing in a place that gets less than ten inches of rain per year (this makes it a literal desert). His yard serves as his experimental site for creating healthy soil and the center to all of this for him is bokashi. Bokashi is an amazing effective microorganism that ferments food scraps and rapidly turns them into healthy soil. I've used it over the years, and many people swear by it being the most miraculous addition to their garden, but Ron is the man to learn from. So if you are interested in healthy soil and a healthy earth than give this man a follow at Feed The Soil and take one of his workshops if you are in his area. Keep up the amazing work Ron. You inspire us all!
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