8/3/18 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 420 INTERACTIVE
Robert Lundahl 415.205.3481 firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam Francis 858.775.0821 email@example.com
Technology of the Earth
By Robert Lundahl and Adam McWilliams
LOS ANGELES, CA– Korean natural farming utilizes Indigenous microorganisms to build an ecosystem from an ecosystem that already exists. The process involves making a fingerprint of biology, all the biology in the soil, in the form of a “loaf” of fungus, yeast and bacteria, that regulate the ecosystem of the forest
These are the organisms that break down organic matter and recycle minerals in the soil, making these materials water soluble. Other decomposers may be cultured to eat minerals, and they in turn will be eaten by other microorganisms, as happens in the ryzosphere. Plants release exudates, sugars and other kinds of acids. The plant selects which microbe it wants at just the right moment, and then attracts the microbes to them by feeding them. Trees produce sap from photosynthesis, saving 30% for use by microbes in the roots. If a tree wants phosphorus, it attracts for that, microbe specific.
It can be said that Korean natural farming grows microorganisms, which in turn feed the plant. This is more efficient that attempting to grow plants in depleted or polluted soils because the process works with nature. It is adaptive.
The world beneath the surface of the soil is one humans do not completely understand. Goals and values associated with the practice are:
Cultivate indigenous strains of organisms
Culture microbes themselves
To begin, we start with a basket of plant material. Cook it to a starch to feed the microorganisms. What works the best is white rice because the grain structure allows air tunnels through the medium.
Fill the basket 2/3 with white rice, then go to the forest to find areas where white microorganisms and fungi are going crazy, and place the negative material, box of food, on top of the fungal network, then turn the mass of white rice into a loaf/marshmellow. It’s like creating a tempeh loaf of biology. Microbes are cultivated in the rice.
Next, massage a bunch of brown sugar into the rice. The rice has been dry cooked, by using less water, so the rice is fully cooked but crunchy, cultivating air breathing microbes.
Leave the rice in place. This stage of the process is known as IMO1. Adding the brown sugar, dry and absorbent, sucks out all the moisture in the fungus and makes it go dormant, like salting fish, it is then preserved, a preserved collection of IMO.
IMO2 begins by accumulating bran, husk of macadamia or other husks, then making a separate 5 gallon bucket of water.
The mixture may used for probiotics and herbal tinctures, and plant foods that select for biology type. Take a little bit, a tablespoon, dilute it and pour that into big pile of bran. The pile of bran turns onto a matte, growing microorganisms in the trillions and trillions.
To make IMO3, the bran fermented with the forest organisms, pour the bucket of water into the bran. Microorganisms which are broadcast into the substrate, farming microorganisms (fungus). Fungus yeast and bacteria are a unique set from the forest and the fermentation process is feeding them. Now we have fermented bran.
Mix with soil and add more moisture and more nutrients. This creates a “greeting party” as microbes from the IMO3 interact with microbes in your own soil. Here, we create familiarity so as to allow microbes to thrive in a collaborative environment that matches the soil precisely. You’re introducing all the biology from where you grow your plants when you mix it in the IMO from the forest. They fight their wars, make love, and reproduce a generation every 30 seconds. Thousands of generations.
Here, the intention is to create stability beforehand, and thereby reduce stress on the environment during grow, collecting thousands of strains of microorganisms.
Once this is dried up and finished, and all the moisture has been used, we are left with a pile of spores. Dust a small amount, then broadcast over the soil and the cannabis plant sends out the correct exudate (sugars or acids) to select the needed IMO and therefore draw the nutrients they need. The plant is in control and selects for exact strain of microorganism, what they want to keep alive, or sets of microorganisms, all living complex interactions with each other, or the other set for nutrient needs. We are literally bringing the skin of the earth back to what it used to be.
All the other nutrients come from waste products, fish guts, bones, and shells from animals, and create own their solutions, farming microbes, which farm our plants, which then regulate the entire ecosystem of above ground plants.
Although this information comes from Korea these practices have been in use but all over the planet. In Celtic traditions, “A Book of Evasions” mentions a technique of farming that turned rocks into soil. Fungus does that. Korean natural farming utilizes the interaction of biology and farming with a human hand in putting it all together.
In recent years and centuries we have coated the planet in heavy metals, making indigenous systems, which do not have the energy to break down these toxic intruders, die. A technology of the earth that heals the skin of the planet, this exponential solution reproduces, not in a linear fashion, but with the potential to undo human interventions accumulated over hundreds of years.
One spore turns into trillions, and the soil is reborn.