Humus : the black gold of the earth

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HUMUS, the black gold of the earth

"It’s the little things citizens do that will make a difference."
~ Wangari Maathai ~

Humus is the most precious resource on earth. Our survival depends on it, and it is running out. Dramatic losses of fertile soils are caused mostly by human activities. But humans can also help regenerate humus.
We have lost our relationship with the earth and forgotten how to take care of our soils. Humus has become a commodity, sold in garden centres and supermarkets. However, the familiar brown substrate in plastic bags is a far cry from the living organism described in this book.
HUMUS, the black gold of the earth is an invitation to become Earthkeepers. If we want to take care of Mother Earth — and perhaps grow our own healthy food — then we must get to know her better. We must learn to feed the soil first.
What makes the earth come alive?
What kinds of food does the soil need?
In what environment can the soil-population thrive?
These are some of the questions explored in this book.
Everybody can do something to take care of our soils and keep the earth alive. It is easier than you might think.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 133 x 203 x 9mm | 177g
  • English
  • 1
  • 3746920671
  • 9783746920672
  • 1,025,062

About Veronika Bond

Bond, Veronika
Veronika Bond was born in a small village in Germany in 1955. Three years later, her family emigrated to Bethlehem (Jordan at the time), and she grew up in a boarding school for Palestinian orphans. Back in Germany she studied Arabic in Berlin, German literature in Münster, and earned a degree in Applied Linguistics from the university of Mainz. She went on to work as a freelance translator of modern Arabic literature for several years. After completing a second degree in classical homoeopathy in England, she discovered that her translation skills were in great demand in this field, and she launched a successful career as a translator for homoeopathic literature. Veronika started writing her own books in 1997. So far she has mainly written creative non-fiction. 'HUMUS, the black gold of the earth' is her 11th publication and first book related to eco-culture.
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