Jennifer
Q

So what do all these happy growers have in common?
A

They have all learned the secrets of Soil Remineralisation with:
volcanic rock dust
Check out the USER REPORTS.
Yes, it’s time to get started!
But first, a quick lesson

1. SOIL AND COMPOST IS MADE OF 5 COMPONENTS

The “little finger (ie 5th)” is the MINERALS and TRACE ELEMENTS component. When you harvest a crop, a tiny but critical part of that crop is actual MINERALS and TRACE ELEMENTS. It can be said gardening “mines” the MINERALS and TRACE ELEMENTS out of soil and compost.

2. Water

1. Air

3. Decayed organic material

4. Microfauna (bacteria to worms)

5. Minerals and Trace elements

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3. DEPLETED SOILS = LESS MINERALS IN PLANTS = LESS HEALTHY PLANTS

As shown by the leading McCance and Widdowson’s research paper, our food lost a significant percentage of it’s MINERALS and TRACE ELEMENTS between 1940 and 1991. It could be argued that this process continues to the present day.

2. DEPLETED SOILS

Most plant food puts back only the basic NPK – Nitrogen, Phosphate and Potassium and very little else. Over the millennia, and especially in recent times with intensive gardening and agriculture, our soils have become depleted of their naturally occurring MINERALS and TRACE ELEMENTS.

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4. DEPENDENCY ON CHEMICALS

With less MINERALS and TRACE ELEMENTS, plants (like us) are more susceptible to pests and diseases, therefore growers depend on more pesticides. The organic movement is based on growing food without chemicals and preserving goodness. Adding REMIN volcanic rock dust goes a step further and supplies “fresh” minerals – at root level.

5. VOLCANIC SOIL

Soils close to recent volcanic activity are really fertile eg Islands of Sicily and Lanzarote. This is recognised as being due to extra MINERALS and TRACE ELEMENTS from local volcanic ash. River Nile valley is also very fertile due to MINERALS and TRACE ELEMENTS it picks up at it’s source whilst crossing the volcanic basalt of the Ethiopian plateau.

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6. Freshly crushed, finely ground REMIN volcanic rock dust from Scotland contains, in natural form:

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7. NATURE’S BUILDING BLOCKS

To understand the “little finger” ie MINERALS and TRACE ELEMENTS” of soil and compost my recommended reading is NATURE’S BUILDING BLOCKS by John Emsley

8. MICROFAUNA – everything from bacteria to worms

In 350BC when Aristotle said “Worms are the intestines of the soil” he knew his stuff. REMIN volcanic rock dust’s interaction with the “2nd finger” ie Microfauna, is what makes it work. These “engines of the soil” are themselves boosted AND they help make the MINERALS and TRACE ELEMENTS in REMIN volcanic rock dust “bio-available” to plants.

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9. TEAMING WITH MICROBES

To help understand the “2nd finger” ie MICROFAUNA of soil I recommend TEAMING WITH MICROBES by Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewis. As it explains, microfauna’s role in soil has been overlooked for far too long. Put them together with REMIN volcanic rock dust – and observe what happens – over time!

10. A VARIATION ON THE CARBON CYCLE

Another piece of soil’s jigsaw that has been overlooked is its ability to hold carbon. We put a “balaclava” of carbon around the globe that is heating us up. But where did this carbon come from? It came from the plants that made coal and oil that we burn that puts the carbon up there. Look after our soil and we fix it back into the soil again. Simples!

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11. TEN YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

Soil scientists agree we are not half way towards understanding our soils. My ten years of experience with volcanic rock dust now spans the UK and extends into Slovenia, Sweden, Majorca and Austria - in a vast range of uses. So whilst we support the VITAMINS and MINERALS industry – may I recommend a soil upwards approach to health?

12. REMINERALIZE THE EARTH

Hey, I didn’t dream this up. Here’s the world movement dedicated to this “new thinking” www.remineralize.org . I must not overstate the case for organically approved REMIN volcanic rock dust – but something good is happening. Why not give it a go and let me know how you get on? Remember, it’s not instant. It has to work at nature’s pace.

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The week we go live, BBC2 broadcasts “Wonders of the Monsoon” to show the island of Java is incredibly fertile with a live volcano and a double monsoon season. It has one of the highest population densities on Earth - whilst nearby Borneo has no volcano and the monsoons have washed the minerals out of the soil. A better with and without example you cannot hope to find!

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HOW TO USE

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How to use REMIN volcanic rock dust as a:
(a) TOP DRESSING – from pot to field
(b) COMPOST IMPROVER
(c) COMPOST ACTIVATOR
(d) TONIC FOR WORMERIES – and more…

USER REPORTS

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To help find what is most applicable, User Reports are shown in 16 categories.   Please send in your own Reports whether or not they fit these categories.   The most significant results are normally produced from soils and composts with low levels of nutrients, or imbalanced pH.

RESEARCH

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It took until 2014 to complete scientific research to show organic food is better for you than non-organic food.

Whilst there is a long way to go to “prove” the same for “re-mineralised” crops, this gives a background on what is happening and what needs to happen.

NEWS

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There are plenty of adventures into soil and compost remineralisation planned. Watch this section to find out what has happened – or is happening!

WHERE TO BUY

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The long term aim is to have REMIN volcanic rock dust, preferably locally sourced, available as easily as compost. Use this section to find your local stockist – yes, more stockists are needed.  Please CONTACT US right away if you are interested in becoming a stockist.

SHOP

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Individual 10kg and 20kg bags can be purchased from suppliers in our WHERE TO BUY section.    Our on-line shop sells:

(a) Pallets of 50 and 100 x 10kg bags

(b) Pallets of 50 x 20kg bags

(c) Pallets of 0.5 tonne and 1 tonne bags