Michael Phillips, Fungal Consciousness
This lively exploration of soil biology and healthy plant metabolism will rouse every grower to think deeper. How mycorrhizal fungi enhance plant health is absolutely stunning. Nutrients are delivered by means of “fungus-root” synergy. A boost to green immune function helps keep disease at bay. Expansive fungal networks bring resiliency to ecosystems. Soil aggregate formation addresses carbon flow. Yet for the longest time, we have ignored basic soil biology and instead disturbed ecosystems at our own peril. Time to change all that, and fast! This longtime organic farmer and author will share his lifetime of study with participants.
(56 minutes, 29 seconds) Recorded at the 2017 Acres U.S.A. Conference, Columbus, Ohio, Thursday, December 7, 2017.