Secrets of the Soil: New Age Solutions for Restoring Our Planet

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Perennial Library, 1990 - Technology & Engineering - 444 pages
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Explores scientific and mystical developments that renew and enhance the soil, among them rock dust fertilizer, biodynamic agriculture, and other highly unusual fertilizers

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A friend of mine lent me this book. At the time she owned an olive orchard in Italy and knew a lot about Steiner. I knew nearly nothing at all about him or his work so I was astonished at some of the ... Read full review

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This book, another preposterous (wacky might be a better adjective) work by the authors of the popular The Secret Life of Plants ( LJ 12/15/73), is about so-called "biodynamic agriculture,'' a method ... Read full review


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Peter Tompkins was the author of the number one New York Times bestseller The Secret Life of Plants. He also wrote books on the pyramids and other mysteries of the world, and was a World War II spy and a journalist. Tompkins passed away in January 2007.

Bird gardened in places as diverse as Alaska and south Texas during his twenty years in the Air Force. After retiring in 1993, he became a master gardener and editor of San Antonio Gardener.

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