Mud & Mud Dragons => Bringing Life to Soil

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Photo by María Herranz from Smithsonianmag.com

It is a little mind-blowing how far SymSoil has come.  A year ago, SymSoil was an overgrown science experiment in the backyard of a home near Muir Woods.

A month ago, we were starting to move into an organic farm in Suisun Valley, but the ground was bare and so muddy that a load of raw material, in a semi-truck got stuck.

We’ve come a long way, baby!

Originally, this blog was intended to share interesting information with other soil mavens:  those of you who who already understand the importance of the soil biome.

We wanted to bring you stories about interesting components of the soil food web.  Or their close relatives, such as the kinorhynchs, a form of marine invertebrates that on the tree of life is a second cousin to nematodes.

Kinorhynchs live throughout the world’s ocean, usually  in subtidal muddy sediments, but some have been found in algal holdfasts, sponges, or other invertebrates. In 2016, the phylum had less than 250 members and unlike nematodes, they navigate the watery film surrounding each grain of sand and mud using suction pads, hooks, or tiny toes.  Your can read more about mud dragons by clicking on the link to an article in Smithsonian Magazine.

Most of our recent posts have been about our challenges and successes in setting up our first manufacturing site.  This has consumed a lot of time from all the team members.  Watch for more news!

Consider post this our effort to rebalance the blog and return to speaking to farmers, fellow soil mavens and a public interested in tasty, nutritious food from healthy soil. We would like to get you on our email list.  Sign up and tell us about yourself here

About SymSoil

SymSoil Inc., a Benefit Corporation (B), is a leader in development of biological soil amendments for agriculture that restores the microbes that provide the right food to the plant roots, improving plant health, and making food more tasty and nutrient dense, the way nature intended. These indigenous crop and regional soil specific microbes regenerate the soil significantly increasing crop yields and nutrient density in food. For more information call 833-SYMSOIL (833-796-7645)

 

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