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A Tribute to Dr. James Duke (1929 – 2017)

When I was digging into the subject of Dynamic Accumulators, I discovered Jim Duke’s USDA database. What a goldmine of information. After some time spent in poking around looking for information, I realized that it reflected a lifetime of work. … Continue reading

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лох многоцветковый

In reply to a comment on an old post on Goumi (Elaeagnus Multiflora), I mentioned that googling the Russian translation of Elaeagnus multiflora returned some interesting hits. All of the sites are in Russian but running them through google translate provides a reasonable translation. … Continue reading

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Brix and Nutrient Density

On Permies.com there is a post, Brix Testing, which references Brix Readings, and What They Tell Us. The source of that article is Biologic Ionization as Applied to Farming and Soil Management.  Brix has been used for a long time in the wine industry … Continue reading

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Dynamic Accumulators III – Perhaps You Don’t Need Them

Since I first wrote about dynamic accumulators in 2013 and again in 2014, there has been a fairly fundamental change in presentation around the Net.   The Oregon Biodynamic page now produces a “404” message although the information continues to exist … Continue reading

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Nature Doesn’t Calculate PPM’s (Parts per Million)

Over the past few years we’ve been moving more and more towards the ideas expressed by Masanobu Fukuoka and Emilia Hazelip.  But not entirely.  We do intervene in the natural process in mostly benign ways.  Because we grow vegetables intensively, … Continue reading

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One potato, two potato, three potato, four ………..

Over the past few years as we’ve been developing our gardens and our gardening skills and knowledge, we’ve often heard comments about being self-sufficient or self-reliant. Wikipedia defines self-sufficiency as the state of not requiring any outside aid, support, or … Continue reading

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