Clean environments, regenerative agriculture, nutritional health, and freedom to adapt are the four cornerstones supporting every economy.

Here you will find discussions related to each of these cornerstones, discussions aimed at promoting personal freedom, growing good food, staying healthy, and caring for the land around us.

Meet the Author

Dr. Mary Lucero

Hello and thank you for visiting this site. I started this blog, not as a writer, but rather as a biologist who specializes in the living communities (we call them microbiomes) that drive human and environmental health, and as part of a family whose agricultural roots in the desert southwest span at least 5 centuries. For me, writing is a tool for sorting out my own ideas and for receiving feedback from others.

Experience I gained in my early career as a USDA scientist convinced me that even the best science and technology will fail to solve global sustainability as long as money, politics, and a misinformed public stand in the way.

I left government research to restore my own health and pursue independent efforts that restore healthy food systems with fewer politics. My research experience helped me see some things others did not about the power of microbial communities and the hope they offer for restoring our food systems, our health, and our economy.

Here, we offer information, products, and services that help you:

  • build healthy soils.
  • support healthy microbiomes (from the soil to the gut)
  • enjoy complete nutrition.
  • learn about soil, nutrition, and personal health.
  • restore the cornerstones of healthy food systems.

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Recent articles

Image shows that microbes can be used in agriculture to mitigate greenhouse gasses.

The Microbial Economy and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

Microbial economies trade greenhouse gasses for food and energy.   By tapping into this system, we can increase agricultural profits.  This is because microbially driven agricultural systems require fewer costly chemicals to support. As carbon credit systems become more universal, it is reasonable to assume that farmers who operate to maintain…

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Herbicide Drift Ignites Toxic Cascade

Herbicides Don’t Just Kill Weeds In the last post, we looked at biological cascades in ecosystems.  We saw that seemingly unrelated activities are linked together through complex food webs.  Living creatures that seem unrelated at first glance turn out to be so dependent on one another that what benefits one…

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On Solar Powered Nitrogen Factories

  Recently, I was invited into a discussion on the potential for “solar powered nitrogen factories”. The dialog dealt with using legumes and grasses as cover crops to increase soil fertility. This is of course, a great strategy which farmers are adopting at large scales. As the cover crops grow,…

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