The author in this treatise systematically shatters the modern farming's increasingly unnatural and unsustainable theories of agriculture which are rooted and reflective of industrially generated synthetic chemicals and pesticides. The author potently restores the ancient and primal truth that the soil is inherently alive and only living soils will support and agriculture of permanence.
In this new and revolutionary book, Claude Bourguignon explains the natural basis of organic agriculture. Following in the footsteps of Albert Howard who wrote similarly more than sixty years ago, Bourguignon begins with the forest and how it practices the most efficient form of organic farming known ever. He then describes his experiments in following the forest model of using the soil – and the organisms in the soil for – for producing food. Bourguignon shows how 97% of the nutrition of the plants comes from the atmosphere. However, because we do not cultivate the microorganisms of the soil, we forfeit their capacity to transform natural nutritional sources in a form readily available to plants.