Investigate, analyze and apply natural soil fertility systems

THEME: The Living Soil–The Living Plant: We are all Interconnected and Related
STRAND: Science of Soil Fertility

Key Concepts

Recognize and integrate soil fertility systems for optimal plant growth. Know how to apply amendments in growing cycles.


Sift finished compost and make observations.

Sort vermicast from red wigglers and/or Indian blue worms Use ratios to make correct dilutions of worm/compost teas, ash, etc. as a soil amendment.

Use compost and amendments as a part of bed prep.

Mulch on and between beds to conserve water and prevent weeds.


Create and share recipes and dilutions for natural fertilizers.