Natural Soil is a micro bio-dynamic eco-system. It is a mixture of organic matter, minerals, gases, liquids, and organisms that together support life.
Earth's body of soil is called the pedosphere, which has four important functions:
- 1. it is a medium for plant growth;
- 2. it is a means of water storage, supply and purification;
- 3. it is a modifier of Earth's atmosphere;
- 4. it is a habitat for organisms; all of which, in turn, modify the soil.
The pedosphere interfaces with the lithosphere, the hydrosphere, the atmosphere, and the biosphere, all of which participate in the natural carbon cycle, which has been disrupted and broken by our lack of stewardship and self-interest. Soil consists of a solid phase of minerals and organic matter (the soil matrix), as well as a porous phase that holds gases (the soil atmosphere) and water (the soil solution). Accordingly, soils are often treated as a three-state system of solids, liquids, and gases.
Soil is a product of the influence of climate, relief (elevation, orientation, and slope of terrain), organisms, and its parent materials (original minerals) interacting over time. It continually undergoes development by way of numerous physical, chemical and biological processes, which include weathering with associated erosion. Given its complexity and strong internal connectedness, it is considered a micro-biodynamic ecosystem by soil ecologists.
Soil is the foundation of the Garden and the common denominator that affects all aspects of our society; individually, socially & economically. The new economic paradigm must hold that “healthy soil” is the key to a healthy Garden, Village and Economy. It is essential, to the future of Humanity, to undo the damage done and prevent further degradation of the soil and contamination of our bread basket from where our sustenance comes. We must regenerate natural soil to ensure a healthy society and environment and have food and water security for our growing population.
When we regenerate Natural Soil, we will regenerate our rural Communities
Biomimicry is innovation inspired by Nature made practical by the imitation of the models, systems, and elements of nature for the purpose of solving complex human problems. Humans have looked at nature for answers to problems throughout our existence and this new science looks to Nature as a "Model, Measure, and Mentor" and emphasizes sustainability as an objective. Living organisms have evolved well-adapted structures and materials over geological time, through natural selection. Biomimicry has given rise to new technologies inspired by biological solutions at macro and nanoscales. Nature has solved engineering problems such as self-healing abilities, environmental exposure tolerance and resistance, hydrophobicity, self-assembly and harnessing solar energy.
Regenerative Agriculture is a system of farming principles and practices that increases biodiversity, enriches soils, improves watersheds and enhances ecosystem services. Regenerative agriculture rebuilds the microbiologically diverse ecosystem of the soil and overall soil health. It offers increased yields of nutritiously dense organic food, resilience to climate instability and promotes higher health & vitality in rural communities. It mitigates climate change by sequestering carbon in the soil and recycling the above ground biomass. The system draws from decades of scientific & applied research by the global communities of organic farming; soil science, regenerative agriculture, agroecology, holistic managed grazing, agroforestry and permaculture design.
Agroforestry is a collective name for land-use systems and technologies where woody perennials (trees, shrubs, palms, bamboos, etc.) are deliberately used on the same land-management units as agricultural crops and/or animals, in some form of spatial arrangement or temporal sequence. In agroforestry systems there are both ecological and economical interaction between the different components. Agroforestry can also be defined as a dynamic, ecologically based, natural resource management system that, through the integration of trees on farms and in the agricultural landscape, diversifies and sustains production for increased social, economic and environmental benefits for land users at all levels. In particular, agroforestry is crucial to smallholder farmers and other rural people because it can enhance their food supply, income and health. Agroforestry systems are multifunctional systems that can provide a wide range of economic, sociocultural, and environmental benefits.
Permaculture is a set of design principles centered around whole systems thinking simulating or directly utilizing the patterns and resilient features observed in natural ecosystems. It uses these principles in a growing number of fields from regenerative agriculture, rewilding to community and organizational design and development. It has many branches that include, but are not limited to, ecological design and engineering, regenerative environmental design and construction. Permaculture includes integrated water resources management and develops sustainable architecture for a regenerative self-maintained habitat and agricultural systems modelled from natural ecosystems.
Silviculture is the practice of active management, controlling of the establishment, growth, composition and the health of forest stands by focusing on the treatment(s) that are used to preserve and to better their productivity using regenerating, tending and harvesting techniques. Trees are the lungs of Nature, the vital organ, ensuring the health of the soil and the planet, providing life giving oxygen & sequestering carbon in an ongoing cycle of exchange. Geoponix will conduct agroforestry, afforestation and reforestation projects to aid nature in the re-establishment of bio-diversity. Geoponix will restore and develop degraded, contaminated and non-productive lands by permaculture design, silviculture and regenerative methodologies. Carbon Sequestration Biomass Plantations - Hybrid tree technologies will be used in creating a renewable resource of hardwood lumber and bio-mass for alternative energy production. Biomass annual harvesting begins in year three and beginning in year eight the annual harvest of hardwood lumber begins, in perpetuity. The company will develop plantations annually, using a standard plan that covers 10,000 hectares, included in a larger agroforestry program of 30,000 hectares.
"Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labor; & of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single product system."