Not a Lump of Coal – Plants Love Living Soil

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  • IT'S NOT A LUMP OF COAL!

  • The Gift of Living Soil

  • Simply Add Living Soil to Existing Soil

  • Add Water

  • And Watch Your Plants Thrive!

IT'S NOT A LUMP OF COAL!

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The Gift of Living Soil

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Simply Add Living Soil to Existing Soil

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Add Water

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And Watch Your Plants Thrive!

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IT'S NOT A LUMP OF COAL...

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Garden Plants Love Living Soil

Did you know that there are more micro-organisms in single teaspoon of Living Soil than there are people on the planet? Add Living Soil to your garden today and let billions of micro-organisms go to work for your soil and for your plants!

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House Plants Love Living Soil

Living Soil feeds and fortifies existing plant soils, unlocking essential micro-nutrients over time to prevent pests and diseases while ensuring fully balanced plant and soil health.

Add Living Soil to all your house plants to replicate what Mother Nature would be doing for your plants outside.

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You'll Love Living Soil Too

The Gift of Living Soil is a unique holiday gift idea for plant lovers, gardeners, or anyone else on your gift list--naughty or nice!

Plus, 100% of proceeds go directly to The Urban Food Loop Project, a 501(c)3 tax exempt non-profit organization with a mission of making communities more sustainable by teaching people how to make and use compost.

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about the ingredients

Organic Compost

"Composting is the natural process of recycling organic matter, such as leaves and food scraps, into a valuable fertilizer that can enrich soil and plants. Anything that grows decomposes eventually; composting simply speeds up the process by providing an ideal environment for bacteria, fungi, and other decomposing organisms (such as worms, sowbugs, and nematodes) to do their work. The resulting decomposed matter, which often ends up looking like fertile garden soil, is called compost. Fondly referred to by farmers as “black gold,” compost is rich in nutrients and can be used for gardening, horticulture, and agriculture." - Natural Resources Defense Council

The Gift of Living Soil contains compost made by The Urban Food Loop Project, an all natural organic product that meets Certified Naturally Grown requirements in the state of Arkansas. Community Compost organizations like The Urban Food Loop Project are popping up all over the country to address several over-lapping issues including food waste, climate change, and degrading farm lands. Take a look at this map from the Institute for Local Self Reliance to find a composting company near you and start turning your food scraps into valuable fertilizer!

BioChar

Biochar is charcoal that is produced by pyrolysis (thermal decomposition of materials at elevated temperatures in an inert atmosphere of biomass, yet in the absence of oxygen) and is used as a soil ameliorant for both carbon sequestration and soil health benefits. Biochar is a stable solid that is rich in carbon and can endure in soil for thousands of years.

"Biochar may look like charcoal but it isn’t made the same way so don’t start dumping your fireplace ashes into your garden. The way biochar is manufactured, it creates a high carbon level (83+%)and it is incredibly porous.

The pores in biochar help retain water and provide a cozy home for micro-organisms to grow and survive off of the nutrients in the soil. Their interactions are a natural way to get nitrogen and other important elements back into the roots. As the bacteria thrive so does the natural process that makes your plant grow. Biochar research has also shown that the benefits of biochar also include reducing the possibility of disease in your soil. ” -Wakefield Biochar

Fun fact: The inspiration for creating the "Not a Lump of Coal" / "Gift of Living Soil" came from seeing one of our farmer friends use BioChar.


Organic Kelp Meal

Kelp meal is a soil conditioner that adds organic matter to existing soil and contributes to the healthy development of microbial life in Living Soil. Kelp meal stimulates root growth, fortifies existing soil to be drought and frost resistant, and improves water retention in the soil.

We use Acadian Seaplants' Kelp meal in The Gift of Living Soil, a seaweed of the Ascophylum nodosum variety from the North Atlantic. Sea kelp is harvested, rinsed, dried, chopped, then blended into kelp meal.

Due to its development in salt water, kelp meal is one of the richest known sources of trace minerals, vitamins and amino acids. Kelp meal contains over 60 minerals or elements, 12 vitamins and 21 amino acids. It takes about two (2) weeks for micro-nutrients to become plant available through microbial activity. 

 


Organic Worm Castings

"Worm castings contain an active and alive mixture of biodiversity including bacteria, actinomycetes, fungi, algae, nematodes, & protozoa. Worm castings are packaged with a full spectrum of minerals like nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, calcium, manganese, copper, zinc, cobalt, borax, iron, carbon to take care of all of your plants needs. Worm casting biology can work as a barrier when PH levels in your soil get too high or low, they can also reduce acid forming carbon to keep your soil in balance. Worm castings can remove heavy metals, toxins and pollution from the soil along with fighting off harmful fungi, bacteria and nematodes promote better plant and root health. Worm castings & the microbial life in them can help promote soil aeration, water retention and reduce soil erosion."
- Denali BioSolutions

The Gift of Living Soil contains worm castings created by The Urban Food Loop Project through their vermicompost operation.

OMRI Listed AZOMITE

AZOMITE is a natural mineral substance which is mined directly from its Utah desert source. Technically, AZOMITE is a highly mineralized complex silica ore (Hydrated Sodium Calcium Aluminosilicate or HSCAS), mined in Utah from an ancient deposit left by a volcanic eruption that filled a small seabed an estimated 30 million years ago.

The Gift of Living Soil contains OMRI-Listed AZOMITE because "as decomposing rock material reacts with soil microorganisms and plant material, the rock material releases elements like calcium, magnesium and iron. Remineralization with rock dust is a low-cost, high-impact way to aid in the regeneration of soil by closely mimicking natural geological and biological interactions. The result is optimal and sustainable plant growth that leads to healthier people and a healthier planet." -Joel Lamp'l of the PBS show "Growing a Greener World"

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