Jerry Brunetti and Joel Simmons founded EarthWorks in 1988 and together they built a leading soil and plant fertility company. Jerry, who we lost to cancer in 2014, was one of the leading voices in sustainable agriculture and was a prolific speaker and writer.
In this podcast we share a talk Jerry gave at an Acres USA seminar in the late 90’s. It is introduced by Fred Walters, EarthWorks Podcast veteran and former owner of ACRES USA. Jerry talks about the importance of fractal geometry, the physical and biological process in the soil that allows for the soil to open enough to allow air and water to work through the profile. He also shares his thoughts on mycorrhiza and the glomalin, the material excreted by the mycorrhiza fungi, that helps keep moisture held around the root system.
Jerry was ahead of his time and a very dynamic and passionate speaker. This is evident as you hear him speak about: the importance of re-mineralizing soils, biological soil management, the soil's ability to sequester carbon, and the incredible life under our feet.