Ep. 129: Regenerative Soil Microscopy: the Book, Course & Database (feat. Matt Powers)
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**Support the Kickstarter and be part of the sea change in understanding soil health!**    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mattpowers/regenerative-soil-microscopy-the-book-courses-and-database    (Campaign ends 7/17/22)    Today on Mushroom Hour we're grace by the presence of Matt Powers (M.Ed) - author, educator, citizen scientist, entrepreneur, and family guy who teaches people all over the world how to live more regeneratively. Personally driven by a deep desire to have the best food possible for his wife and cancer-survivor, Adriana, and their two boys. Matt, a former public high school teacher with a Masters degree in Education, is creator of over a dozen online courses and author of over 20 books on permaculture and regenerative soil science - The Permaculture Student series and the Regenerative Soil Trilogy are just a couple examples. Matt is also the host of A Regenerative Future, the podcast and Youtube show, where he interviews leaders in the regenerative space and shares his own work and insights. I'm excited to learn all about the soil ecosystem, regenerative soil microscopy and more! TOPICS COVERED:    Searching for Health in the Soil   Horizontal Gene Transfer in Soil Microbes   Hallmarks of Soil Health   Importance of Bacterial & Fungal Endophytes   Critical Role of E. Coli in Soil Ecosystems   Rhizophagy   Microbes Shaped by and Shaping Their Surrounding Ecology   Developing an Open-Source Soil Health Database   Organic Matter in Soil and Nutrient Density in Plants   Advantages of Farms and Producers Sharing Markers of Soil Health   Process of Performing Soil Microscopy   Dark Field and Epifluorescence   Regenerative Soil Microscopy Kickstarter   Community-Based Tools, Knowledge and Solutions    Power Found in Understanding Soil   EPISODE RESOURCES:    Regenerative Soil Microscopy Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mattpowers/regenerative-soil-microscopy-the-book-courses-and-database   Matt Powers Website: https://www.thepermaculturestudent.com/   Bill Mollison: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Mollison   Dr. James F. White: https://plantbiology.rutgers.edu/faculty/white/James-White.html   Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Yeast fungus): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saccharomyces_cerevisiae   Purple Sulfur Bacteria: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_sulfur_bacteria   Bionutrient Meter: https://bionutrient.net/site/bionutrient-meter   Zach Bush: https://zachbushmd.com/   Arbuscular mycorrhiza: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arbuscular_mycorrhiza   
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