Gardeners and farmers can do their own soil analysis.
Keeping a worm farm is an easy project
By tapping nutrients from bedrock, red alder trees play a key role in healthy forest ecosystems.
Even though different soils have some properties that cannot be changed, such as texture, soil quality can be improved by implementing good management strategies. Soils can be improved for water holding capacity, drainage, structure,...
Worm castings -- AKA poop -- add valuable nutrients to the soil and is easy to make. The hardest part is making the bin and that's not difficult.