"Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple."
~ Bill Mollison
Dead soil before biological conversion.
Living Soil after biological conversion.
8 months later. Notice the improved structure.
Soil Food Web Sonoran Desert Project
Turning Sonoran Desert "Dirt" into living soil
Theres not much worse than trying to regenerate a worn out piece of salty desert in an abandoned horse arena in one of the hottest, driest places on the planet. Extreme compaction, intense summer heat, drought, high salt content, extremely rocky ground, infested with exotic invasive weeds and very little organic matter all make for a great challenge! This project was designed to convert a corner of an abandoned horse turnout into a flourishing vegetable garden using biological and regenerative agricultural practices. Regenerative farming techniques were deployed while data was collected over the season to verify the effectiveness of the approach. Over the course of 8 months, biological soil markers improved dramatically, soil tilth improved drastically, and soil chemistry changed for the better. The full report and data are provided as a download to the right.
Marys Garden, FL
Problematic site solutions for food production.
This one acre market garden site was plagued with a bad location from the beginning and prone to flooding. The site was originally a brownfield that grew back to mostly invasive forest; Obviously NOT the best site for a market garden to supplement a raw vegan cafe. Being in a low spot in a rainy climate (50" annually) the soil was prone to waterlogged and anaerobic conditions not conducive to successful organic agriculture. Coming up with a Biological approach to combat these issues was paramount. Biotilth deployed homemade biological inoculants along with ecological design to mitigate the potential issues. Our designer worked closely with The Food Park Project and Shakti Life Kitchen on the design and Implementation.
Alma Sunbelt Blueberries, GA
Converting large scale conventional blueberry farm over to biological production.
When margins are thin, competition is heavy and crop losses can be massive, its becoming harder and harder to remain profitable in the blueberry industry. The crew at Alma Sunbelt Blueberries have embraced biological farming wholeheartedly and are learning how to produce their own crop specific compost and how to manage their own soil biology after extensive hands-on training with Biotilth.
Milmar Dr. Food Forest, FL
Turning a 1/4 acre urban lot into a productive food forest.
In this project, Biotilth used Permaculture principles and advanced soil biology techniques to convert a dead, totally compacted mineral sand into a thriving food forest system that gets better yearly with minimal management. The property boasts over 30 fruit trees and at least 100 species of useful, medicinal or edible plants. It's an internationally renowned urban permaculture project and a first of its kind in Northeast FL. Click on the pic to learn more and see a tour of the property.
Biological Hemp Farm Conversion
Helping the good folks at Botana come up with a program to convert their organic production fields to a Biological approach was a pleasure. With a deep connection to nature, and health, they produce a product that is top notch in the industry. Lab tests and Terpene profiles quantify this point. Biotilth trained the staff on the farm how to produce their own compost, compost tea/extract, what equipment to use, how to assess their own soil, and how to manage the crop biologically. Click on the pic to see their product line.