Don Weaver's New Book
Don Weaver, co-author of The Survival of Civilization and long-time ally of Remineralize the Earth, has released a new e-book entitled Regenerate the Earth!: Nature's Call to Remineralize Our Soil, Re-Green Our Land, Rescue Our Climate and Restore Our Health. Don has compiled and edited a diverse collection of writings on topics such as remineralization, the benefits of raw food, organic gardening, soil fertility, and climate change.
This new book represents Don’s latest attempt to impress upon the world the importance of restoring life and health to our soils, gardens, orchards, and farms—which then pass this health on to the human race. Don hopes that this book will provide “information and insights…that will become both common knowledge and common sense.” Though it includes reflections on a wide variety of subjects, the book has no shortage of practical advice on raising healthier food and living a healthier life. With over 30 years of experience as an ecologist, researcher, writer, and organic grower, Don is well qualified to discuss the dangers of—and solutions to—chemical agriculture, processed food, depleted soil, and a poisoned environment.
The message of remineralization, nutrient-dense food, and sustainable living remains unknown, ignored, or misunderstood in many sectors of society and government. Don is trying to remedy that with his new book, which builds upon his enduring contribution to the quest for a world that is “teeming with health and natural abundance.”
Perfect nutrient dense blueberries integrating compost teas, minerals and biological soil management
Blueberry grower Bob Wilt found that the more efficiently he was able to get minerals into his berries, the higher the brix measurement went. Hence, he concentrated on doing that and still does to this day. And as the brix has gone up, so has the flavor.
“You’re aiming for a higher percent of dissolved solids in the plant—a higher percentage of complex carbohydrates, sugars and proteins,” says Dan Kittredge, executive director of the Real Food Campaign and an experienced organic farmer himself. “These are the elements that correlate directly with increased flavor, increased nutrition, increased shelf life, and increased pest and disease resistance.”
“The average brix measurement for fresh berries is generally between 10 and 12,” Bob explained. “Ours tend to begin around 15, but this last year we had one variety that was averaging around 16 and another variety called Jersey that had numbers between 19 and 21. It gave us an average of a 20 brix.”
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Teaching children how to remineralize trees in Mexico
On June 4, RTE Mexico coordinator Jorge Vilaseñor recently gave an educational workshop to children in Zapopan, Jalisco and Mexico. The children were given lots of information about the importance of remineralization of the soil so that our forests, our agriculture, and our health can be regenerated. They were taught how to remineralize the soils and trees, using a source of calcium and a hard-silicate rock dust which provides a broad spectrum of minerals and trace elements. They were also taught about seed germination, worm farming/vermiculture and forest stewardship. Approximately 500 students from different schools in the region took part in the workshops.
CETEM sponsors Agrominerals for Biofuels
March 12, 2010
Address: Rio de Janeiro, Av Pedro Calmon, 900 - Cidade Universitária.
From 9:00 to 17:30.
RTE partners with Trees for Clean Energy Network in Kenya
Trees for Clean Energy Network (TCEN) empowers youth and women to produce clean energy biofuel to light households and power small enterprises. Joanna Campe, Executive Director of RTE, and Zablon Wagalla met each other at the World International Renewable Energy Conference (WIREC 2008) vowing to partner at some time in the future growing jatropha on marginal soils with rock dust. Jatropha produces sustainable biofuel from the seeds at the same time that it restores soils and makes them arable within a few years. TCEN has started a fundraising drive to raise $6500 for a new project that will include remineralization. For more information and to make a donation click here.
This is part of RTE's commitment to fulfill the WIREC Green Pledge. To see our Pledge click here.
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