Healing the earth
By Sue Edwards, For The Sun
Editing and citing text by: Tanya Vece
This new company makes a nutritional composting soup
that also feeds the human soul.
Good old homemade soup - one of the best forms of
nutrition you can use to feed the human body and soul.
is a new kind of "soup" on the market that's as good
for plants, trees, vegetables and fruit as conventional
soup is for humans. It's also called aerobic compost
The compost tea offering a revolutionary new product
to combat such diseases as tomato blight, squash and
grape mildews, and black spot of roses. It also provides
"This is like the Microsoft of gardening and farming
technology. Imagine being able to create a beautiful
lawn and disease-free fruit, vegetables and shrubbery
cheaply with an environmentally friendly product,"
said Art Biggert, an organic farmer.
is actually very primitive - the compost ingredients
are increased substantially by the nutrient addition
and blending process.
final microbial product interacts with vegetation
to feed it and prevent diseases in a natural, organic
rather than a chemical manner.
"It's been a real boon to organic food farmers
who must abide by strict guidelines," said Brian McWhorter,
who owns Butler Green Organics.
Published in The Sun: 02/11/2000