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If you are a farmer, rancher or working with a farmer you are in the right place.
Thank you for your work to produce food for all of us to eat. Please join us in elevating this purpose to higher aspirations and abundance for all. Thriving on a farm and helping the environment are BOTH accessible using the methods researched, developed, and proven by David Johnson and wife Hui- Chun Su. Three inexpensive steps:
1) Low cost bioreactor to produce inoculate of diverse microbes,
2) Inoculation of seeds with diverse microbes at planting
3) Constant root community for microbes in living soil (cover crops, no-till, livestock rotation methods)
Abundance includes increased profits:
1) Higher yields with diverse microbes doing most of the heavy lifting
2) Lower chemical fertilizer, herbicide and pesticide expenses
3) Higher quality and more valuable crops
4) More reliable yields even during periods of low rainfall
Please take the first step and start a Johnson-Su bioreactor on your farm or ranch. We are here to help accelerate the transition to sustainable (profitable) agriculture. We are here to empower your success. The transition has challenges and we are here to help you avoid issues and resolve challenges. Please keep us involved in your process. Share your process and results. We would love to hear your experience! Your sharing helps others succeed.
Lead by example and spread the word.
Thank you for wanting to learn more about improving the world's soil biomes. You as a gardener can create nutrient-rich produce and beautiful plants while reducing the use of pesticides and fertilizers and taking CO2 out of the air and putting carbon in the soil where it helps your plants grow. Key steps for you as a gardener:
1) Build a low cost bioreactor to produce inoculate of diverse microbes,
2) Inoculate seeds and plants with diverse microbes from the bioreactor
3) Constant root community for microbes in living soil (cover crops, no-till methods)
1) Better quality food
2) More abundant produce
3) Doing your part in taking CO2 out of the air and putting carbon in the ground where it helps plants thrive
Understand the functioning and benefits of diverse bacteria and fungi in healthy soil biomes. Share your passion with others. Support sustainable farming. Your sharing will have a powerful and profound impact on our world. Create and share your own healthy soil biome!
Our health is important & partially determined by the quality of food produced for us.
Healthy soil biomes result in the healthiest food, living, and working environment. The reduction or lack of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides made possible by healthy soil biomes directly benefits the quality of the food produced, our livelihood, and work environment. In addition, the diverse community of bacteria and fungi in a healthy soil biome breakdown and prepare various essential vitamins and elements our bodies need to thrive. These essential vitamins and elements are then available in fresh food for our body. Finally beneficial microbes our bodies need to function are replenished by food produced in healthy soil biomes.
Healthy soil biomes restore living soils which provide food, dignity and equality to people worldwide. Healthy soil biomes and their benefits are accessible to ALL farmers everywhere.
What makes the Johnson-Su Bioreactor Better?
- No need for turning - static is best!
- Airflow within 6 to 12 inches throughout the bioreactor
- No rotten smells, no flies
- Only about $40 worth of materials
- Revives soils by creating a fungal-dominant and diverse soil community after a year of implementation.
- A little goes a long way (2 pounds/acre)
- Increases crop yield
- Creates healthier nutrient-rich produce
- Click on the Find out More button below
- Go to page 9 of the PDF to see detailed instructions on how to make the Johnson-Su bioreactor.
- Go to page 12 to find detailed instructions on how to fill the Johnson-Su bioreactor.
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Healthy Soil Biomes promotes a foundation of diverse microbes within living soil.
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“Our bioreactor has streamlined our composting process and enhanced our inoculation program in the market garden and the agroforestry program. We extract with a dual vortex 40 watt air pump. We Run Dual Vortex Extractor 3-6 hrs. with 100 liters Rainwater, 5 kilos BEAM Compost. We have been doing Vermicast tea for years, but with BEAM we do not add any sugars or fungal foods, just extract. No screens or mesh, just billions of collisions a second with a vertical air lift pump. We have seen good results in new transplants of bamboo, banana and hardwoods in our Syntropic regenerative plantings as well as our vegetables and herbs from seed. Larger seeds like peanut we do the seed treatment from BEAM, small seeds we inoculate via the potting soil in the nursery or top dress if we direct seed. Our cilantro is flush and really does well this way.”
—Keith Mikkelson, Executive Director for Aloha House, Inc., Philippines
“As a mother, veterinarian, and regenerative farmer/rancher, enhancing health is paramount for what I do. Creating a Johnson-Su bioreactor and letting biology do the work during the maturation process, gives back to health in an exceptionally comprehensive manner. In veterinary medicine, we look to assess systems health in an animal or a person through many measurements of the complex interplay of our organ systems. I am looking for the root cause of a disease if such an imbalance in the system exists. To me, this is completely relatable and essential to understand and utilize in the assessment of the soil and it's organisms. As with the body, nothing functions in isolation and the same is true for soil. The Johnson-Su inoculant to the soil is like providing superfoods to the body.”
—Natasha Lilly, DMV, College of Integrative Vet. Therapies and Co-Founder of Animal Diet Formulator
“I needed to produce a consistent, reliable compost to build soil teeming with life for our market garden and especially for my lawn care business. The Johnson Su did just that. Its data provided me the confidence to be able to produce a quality compost year after year. I use the microscope to calculate the compost and where we apply. Our findings show with repeated applications we can increase the fungus biomass ratio. As well we have decreased compaction and increased infiltration rates and organic matter. We have greater resilience, and this can be seen especially during extreme heat/drought events as compared to bordering lawns that have fertilizer and spray programs. Disease and insect pressures are next to nothing. Plant diversity/weeds have shifted from annuals to perennials. Sure, we still have some, they’ll always be part of the landscape, but the consumer now understands why they grow and how they increase soil health. No longer are applications upon applications of weed killers needed. I now have a working Regenerative process for lawn care.”
—Michael Stangl, Stangl’s Enviro Lawn Care, Regenerative Soil Advocate