The Food Circle
6:30pm, Wednesday, April 3, Centralia
MONTHLY GATHERING to share experiences
LOCATION: 2034 Borst Av., Centralia
Community Biochar Burn
Saturday, April 20, west Centralia
biochar burn with Thailand Trough
LOCATION: 2100 Mayberry Road, Centralia
6pm, Thursday, April 25, Olympia
LOCATION: GRuB, 2016 Elliott Av. NW, Olympia
Biochar & Soil Workshop
10am, Saturday, April 27, Skookumchuck Grange
biochar burn with TLUD & talk by David Yarrow
LOCATION: 5345 Skookumchuck Road SE, Tenino WA
Nutriculture is begins as soil stewardship to create fully fertile, living soil able to grow healthy, nutrient-dense food.
Nutriculture restores mineral balances, completes the trace elements and regenerates microbe communities of the Soil Food Web.
Nutriculture is based on
Biocarbon, Minerals & Microbes
Carbon is life's signature element to build structure, capture charge, create community.
Soil Carbon is a battery to hold charge, ions & minerals, and support microbes to grow healthy plants & nutrient-dense food.
Soil Carbon Sink is the largest, easiest, safest on Earth, so climate action must sequester CO2 in soil.
Nutriculture's goal is to grow food with a full menu of minerals, micro-nutrients and metabolites for complete nutrition and optimum human health.
Nutriculture arises from alarm at a rising tide of degenerative disease, and medicine's failure to advance food and nutrition as the root of human health. The best food is the best medicine.
Grow Food for Nutrient Quality
In earlier centuries, agriculture grew crops for bulk yield. Now, in the 21st Century, serious farmers grow food with high nutrient content, and serious consumers seek nutrition, flavor & health. The new focus is on food quality and health, measured as optimum nutrient levels. Nutriculture goes "beyond organic" to a food production system that yields crops & foods with complete nutrition to nourish and regenerate human health.
Nutrient-dense food begins as nutrient-rich soil. Complete, balanced, living soils grow healthy, vigorous plants with full flavor, no diseases, and long shelf life. Nutriculture instructs growers how to achieve and sustain optimum conditions in their soils, a process that at minimum is 3 growing cycles. This begins with a soil analysis, but the key is to populate soil with thriving colonies of microbes to form a Soil Food Web.
Ultimately, "nutrient-dense" is measured as amounts of minerals, sugars, proteins, oils, vitamins and other metabolites in plant tissue. New science offers advanced tools & methods to monitor & document nutrient levels in growing crops and store-bought foods. No national standards for food nutrients currently exists, but the Nutriculture movement is confident we can grow crops with at least as much minerals & vitamins as 1940, when the USDA first began to publish this data.
How to get involved......
We're a grassroots movement. Everybody must eat, so everyone can participate. And since nutrient-dense foods aren't available in food stores, or grown on most farms, to get & eat them is a creative adventure into community-based agriculture.