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  1. Building Soil Health by Dr. Elaine Ingham (PVP096) | Permaculture Voices.

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download “Mother nature abhors bare soil.”Dr. Elaine Ingham  

        Key Takeaways: Organic matter holds 10 times its weight in water. Bacterial secretions provide a glue to help hold soil together. 80% of inorganic fertilizers leach out of soil. Look at perennial deep rooted, short plants as cover crops that put more bio-mass in the ground via roots versus above ground bio-mass. Rainfall can compact bare soil.  Keep bare soil surfaces covered.  One option is a biological cover that feeds the microbial soil life.     http://www.permaculturevoices.com/podcast/building-soil-health-by-dr-elaine-ingham-pvp096/

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