The following links are offered to share information on organizations that are an important part of our lives.
Seattle Tilth – Seattle Tilth inspires and educates people to grow food organically, conserve natural resources and support local food systems in order to cultivate a healthy urban environment and community.
Microbe Organics – Tim Wilson’s site on microscopy of compost teas. He has a DVD available that show the different beneficial microorganisms in compost teas and compost, as well as a uniquely designed commercial tea brewing systems.
Links for the Redmond, WA area (Community guide)
NW Bloom – Through ecological design and sustainable construction our aim is to integrate people and the landscape, creating functional and beautiful garden spaces.
The Garden Guy & Co. -The Garden Guy & Co. is a full service landscape company that provides a creative approach to making your outdoor space a perfect retreat.
Rad Roasting Company – Hands down the best roasted coffee I’ve ever had and an opportunity to support a small local business. If you’re a coffee aficionado, I highly suggest you check them out! We even have our own organic KIS Farm blend available in our store.
Information on Compost Teas
Educational Books and Resources
"The Intelligent Gardener" by Steve Solomon
"Teaming with Microbes: A Gardener’s Guide to the Soil Food Web" by Jeff Lowenfels
"Teaming with Nutrients" by Jeff Lowenfels
"The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming" by Masanobu Fukuoka
"The Secret Garden: Dawn to Dusk in the Astonishing Hidden World of the Garden" by David Bonanis
"Organic Gardening: Your Seasonal companion to creating a Beautiful and Delicious Garden" by Maria Rodale
"The Botany of Desire" by Michael Pollen
Soil Biology Primer – see http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/soil/SoilBiology/soil_biology_primer.htm to order or view online for free. Compiled by the Soil and Water conservation Society and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service