Resources

 

The following links are offered to share information on organizations that are an important part of our lives. 

 Keep It Simple Farm – Our brick and mortar Urban Farm and Feed Store in Redmond, WA.  You can pick up any of our products in the store.

Gardening with Microbes – A site dedicated to educating people about the importance of microbes in your soil and gardening practices.

The Logical Gardener Forum – A free forum created by Tim Wilson and myself as a way to discuss and promote science-based horticulture.

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.

Recorded Presentations

Bridging the Gap: From Hydro Shops to Horticulture

Building Living Soil for Optimal Cannabis Growing at VIMEA 

Oregon Cannabis Association Talk with Jeff Lowenfels 2016

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.

EnviroStars

Watertenders

Lake Washington School District Environmental and Adventure School

Information on Compost Teas

Making Better Compost Teas

The Living Soil

An In-Depth Look at Tea Brewing Methodology: Part 1

An In-Depth Look at Tea Brewing Methodology: Part 2

Water Quality and Compost Tea

KIS Organics Youtube Channel with direct microscopy videos

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