This is my first post on Super Natural Agriculture. It is a very exciting time, as more and more information is coming to light as to how our modern culture has been manipulated to accept globalized/industrial food production as food security. The people of the world are now realizing en masse that cheap, poisoned, genetically modified food and food-like substances are destroying our environment, our local economies, our health, and our future as a planet.
There are four major aspects to be understood when growing nutrient-dense, healthy food.
The first is the physical structure of the soil, having to do with the particle sizes and properties of the soil you are growing your crops in– for example, sandy or dusty soil, depth of top soil, and relationship to ground water.
The second aspect has to do with the chemical composition of the soil and availability of nutrients– for example, the relative acidity or alkalinity, the amounts of calcium, magnesium, nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, and the more than 70 or 80 elements that make up nutrient-dense food.
The third aspect is the biology of the soil– the bacteria, the fungi, the microscopic protozoa, and the worms and insects that create the living food web that help to grow our food.
The fourth aspect is the spiritual aspect, the unseen entities that contribute to our experience on this planet. It is how plants can become medicines for our body, mind, and spirit. It is the realizations and knowledge that comes from putting your hands in the ground and growing your own food. It is the understanding that the plants, animals, the earth, sun, moon, and stars have a consciousness that we can communicate and learn from.
This blog we have created will try to bring together all aspects of our experience, growing our own food, creating our own nutritious meals, maintaining our health and well-being with our own herbs and medicines, while living and enjoying life in a way that does not leave a huge footprint here on the Kona coast of the beautiful Island of Hawaii. Hopefully, we will inspire others to take more responsibility for and awareness of where their food comes from, in our attempt to promote more small-scale farming and gardening and the importance of food sovereignty.