We recently experienced a Super Moon, setting high and bright, bringing us closer to our medical cannabis harvest. Indigenous cultures from around the world used the cosmic calendar for every aspect of agricultural production. The life force that moves the oceans tides plays a role in the movement of liquids inside the Sacred Healing Herbs. Indigenous farmers worldwide utilized cosmic forces (electromagnetic fields) for planting, feeding, rooting, transplanting, harvesting and other vital agricultural tasks.
Try brewing compost teas around the moon cycles and you might find yourself howling at the moon because of the amazing microbial colony explosions associated with electromagnetic forces.
Here’s one fun way Indigenous cultures would collect beneficial microorganisms for agriculture compost tea and bokashi compost (fermented organic matter) starters, step-by-step:
- Gather Youths
- Grind corn/rice or wheat (organic matter)
- Fill everyone’s 8″ baskets with organic matter(corn/rice or flour)
- Find your “Special Place” in nature by an old tree, lakeside or riverside where the dragonflies and butterflies dwell with the trout and songbirds.
- Dig a hole, place the basket filled with organic matter inside the hole for 13 days.
- Dig out the basket (now teaming with microbes) and use material as bokashi-style amendments or compost starters.
The microorganisms collected from these ecologically rich areas share intelligence geared toward sustainable development that’s transferable to your garden projects. I prefer that gardeners repeat this Beneficial Indigenous Microbes (BIM) collection ceremony rather then purchasing over-the-counter microbes. This type of cultivation grows the hearts of the gardeners, adding great peace to the medicine.
If you must purchase microbial products try something that’s brewed together in consortia. In consortia type fermentations/tea brewing, the microbial colonies grow together increasing the chance they network into mycelium layers vital for sustainable soil ecology. Mycelium fungal layer symbiotic relationship to plants provides the roots nutritional supplements reaching out far beyond the normal root system. The mycelium can deliver a full spectrum feeding regiment to the host (plant, shrub, tree) in the exact proportions required for sustainable growth without a fancy PH meter or other costly equipment adopted into modern agriculture production. Conventional farming relies on a farmer to feed the plants. Indigenous/organic farming builds the soil networks so the microbes can feed the plant.
Organic/indigenous farming practices transform gardens into in-place, bio-remediation areas. These bio-remediation gardens will clean up years of conventional farming with beneficial run-off flowing into creeks and streams. The cannabis industry has great potential for other agricultural industry to mimic sustainable development practices. Water conservation issues resolve themselves after Indigenous/organic farming education becomes applied.