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  • How to Restore and Maintain Soil Health
  • By: Jon Stika
  • Narrated by: Greg Young
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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A Soil Owner's Manual: How to Restore and Maintain Soil Health is about restoring the capacity of your soil to perform all the functions it was intended to perform. This book is not another fanciful guide on how to continuously manipulate and amend your soil to try and keep it productive. This book will change the way you think about and manage your soil. It may even change your life. If you are interested in solving the problem of dysfunctional soil and successfully addressing the symptoms of soil erosion, water runoff, nutrient deficiencies, compaction, soil crusting, weeds, insect pests, plant diseases, and water pollution, or simply wish to grow healthy vegetables in your family garden, then this book is for you.

Soil health pioneer Jon Stika describes in simple terms how you can bring your soil back to its full productive potential by understanding and applying the principles that built your soil in the first place. Understanding how the soil functions is critical to reducing the reliance on expensive inputs to maintain yields. Working with, instead of against, the processes that naturally govern the soil can increase profitability and restore the soil to health. Restoring soil health can proactively solve natural resource issues before regulations are imposed that will merely address the symptoms. This book will lead you through the basic biology and guiding principles that will allow you to assess and restore your soil. It is part of a movement currently underway in agriculture that is working to restore what has been lost. A Soil Owner's Manual: How to Restore and Maintain Soil Health will give you the opportunity to be part of this movement. Restoring soil health is restoring hope in the future of agriculture, from large farm fields and pastures, down to your own vegetable or flower garden.

©2016 Jon Stika (P)2017 Jon Stika

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Narration lets it down

Thanks for the book and the opportunity to prove feedback. It’s a good book, and would be much better with a more dynamic narrator given the content. No offence to Greg Young, he’d be better suited to narrating other genres, such as true crime. Also, is it really necessary to narrate the entire contents of the book verbatim, such as the table of contents and web addresses? Perhaps more appropriate and practicable to have a supporting PDF document for reference material please.

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The start of a journey towards a healthier planet. Unleash the soil web and the benefits will come.

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