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Permaculture Soils - part 2

Join us with Dr. Mary Lucero, soil scientist and micro-organism biome guru. Come get deep into soils and their relation to human health.

More about Dr. Lucero

Dr. Mary Lucero
Scientist, Educator, and Entrepreneur
Internationally recognized for innovations in microbial ecology and food security

"Microbial communities function as planetary life support systems. The process of restoring disturbed microbial communities, "biorestoration" is essentially a process of restoring life."
Dr. Mary Lucero combines three decades of experience in life science research with a unique economic, social and cultural perspective derived from a heritage spanning centuries among the oldest and most sustained cultures in the America's. As a cell and molecular biologist, Lucero's efforts in natural product chemistry, restoration biology and microbial ecology led to the discovery of symbiotic microbial communities that and support health.

These microbial associations are critical for nutrient cycling, detoxification, and restoration, not only of plants and soils, but also of anyone who eats. In short, microbial community health is central to both human and environmental health.

Lucero co-developed and patented methods for transferring microbes to crop plants to improve health and productivity. Her conviction that microbial supported practices could revolutionize agricultural production in a sustainable manner has been illustrated in a variety of peer reviewed research publications and science magazines, including Nature, Scientific American, New Scientist, and International Innovation. Her recognition that similar restoration practices could impact human health and nutrition is supported by cutting edge research in microbial ecology, and by peer reviewed research, market trends, and testimonials associated with a new wave of biologically active natural health products that leverage microbial communities.

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