Pestalotiopsis microspora is a species of endophytic fungus capable of breaking down and digesting polyurethane. Originally identified in fallen foliage of common ivy (Hederae helicis) in Buenos Aires, it also causes leaf spot in Hidcote (Hypericum patulum) shrubs in Japan.
Its polyurethane degradation activity was discovered in the Yasuni National Forest within the Ecuadorian Amazonian rainforest by a group of student researchers led by molecular biochemistry professor Scott Strobel as part of Yale’s annual Rainforest Expedition and Laboratory. It’s the first fungus species to be able to survive exclusively on polyurethane and, more importantly, able to do so in anaerobic conditions. This makes the fungus a potential candidate for bioremediation projects involving large quantities of plastic. Read more
You’ve stepped on it, ignored it, and tried to eradicate it from your lawn. However, this innocuous little weed is one of the most useful medicines on the planet, just begging to be harvested.
There are two major types of plantain in BC, Canada: Lance and Broadleaf. Generally, all 200-plus varieties of plantain yield the same results. It grows especially well in poor, rocky soil (such as driveways) and is often seen alongside dandelion. More often than not, you will see plantain growing in gravel pits and construction sites as nature seeks to regenerate the soil. Introduced to North America in the 1600s, it was once called “White Man’s Foot” by the Native Americans who witnessed that where the Europeans tread and disrupted the soil, plantain sprung up. Read more
With a philosophy of grow, support and protect, One Organic – a seedling nursery based in Byron Bay – can offer gardeners, growers and good food lovers plenty of sound advice. They also advocate slow, natural growth, no plant pushing, which this organic nursery says “is all too common in the industry today”. Read more
In the Byron hinterland village of Coorabell, more specifically at Sunnyview Farm on Friday Hut road, I meet Kieran Weston and his wife Lyndel. I immediately recognise Lyndel from photographing her at The New Brighton Farmers market where her welcoming smile and knowledge of her organic seedings sold me organic Kale at their stall One Organic, I actually bought a few seedlings that day, seedlings that I grew in my garden and I used as medicine to heal myself from a chronic illness last year.
I spent a few months eating nothing but organic meat and the green vegetables that were grown in my own garden and that coupled with following my friend Sarah Wilson’s book “I Quit Sugar” and I lost weight and any sign of Hashimotos Thyroiditis that I had been medicated for, for over 10 years. No more medication and I have barely even had one sick day since.
One Organics EM’s (Effective Microorganisms) consist of a wide variety of effective, beneficial and non-pathogenic microorganisms. They are produced through a natural process and not chemically synthesized or genetically engineered. EM’s have a broad application and come in a liquid form for ease of use. EM’s are beneficial to plants, animals, and humans.
One Organics EM’s are derived from the fermentation of rice and through this process we are able to harness lactobacillus which assists in the health and wellbeing of all forms of plant species.
The application rate is:
1ml of EM’s to 1 litre of water.
Hi welcome to the One Organic blog this is something that I have wanted to do for years but I have been way to busy so I used Facebook but now I want to make it more personal.
One Organic has been going for since 2009 and during that time we have done thousands of markets and also now have thousands of clients from Brisbane to Coff’s and beyond.
We have long term gardeners and farmers and schools and first time gardeners and there is always lots and lots of questions.
The nursery and farm keeps me real busy as does our healing business and now that we have other staff doing the markets I feel this is the best way to reach out and provide as much experience as possible.
The advice I offer in this space is based on real life experience with dealing with all the issues related to growing your own organic food.
If its posted in this space then it works if you still have issues just drop me a line and ill get back to you in a few days with other advice till the issue is resolved.
Doing things this way will allow everyone a chance to get educated and share their experience.
I hope that you find this space helpful.
Thanks a lot for your support over the years which allows me to do what I love which is to be of service.
All hands on deck the parents and teachers and kids all lending a hand