Earthworms & Vetiver Building Mineral-Rich Soil

WORMS ARE SOIL BUILDERS They bring material up from deep in their tunnels and use grit inside their gizzards to break down rocks and other materials in the soil. They bring minerals┬áto the surface and eat the droppings of leaf litter worms along with several other funguses and molds and organic materials on the surface. […]

How to Prep a Nutmeg Seed for Planting

Nutmeg, a favorite spice for the holidays, has a surprising aesthetic element! The red wax-like arils that surround the seed are removed and dried to make the spice, mace. We are excited to have happened upon this seed – the tree will make a delightful addition to the Maui New Earth lab’s food forest.