I carbon farm by rotationally grazing cattle. I really believe I am building top soil with my cows.
I was listening to the Joe Rogan podcast #1385 with Paul Stamets last night. Very cool. Talked alot about pscylocibins, well mostly about pscylocibins actually which I find kinda mind bendingly cool. Although Ive not tried YET.
Got me thinking. I occasionlly give my cows grain mainly to bribe them into going where I want them to go. I wonder if I were to innoculate the grain with a beneficial fungi if I could increase the carbon sequestration rate. Could there be any side benefit to the environment of doing so? At the very least I could be growing edble mushrooms out the cow pats.
The sun's a light bulb and the moon is a mirror-- Gord Downie
I would keep the cow-bribing and the inoculation with mushrooms separate, personally. But yes, I would definitely amend with a fungal slurry, especially around wooded areas, or in the case of anything savannah-like, around individual trees or small copses.
Fungi as a part of permanent pastoral culture is a good idea. I have no doubt that it makes other plant systems more efficient through their symbiosis.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
-Robert A. Heinlein
posted 5 months ago
The more we learn, the more fungi just get more and more amazing. I can't wait to incorporate fungi into my novice attempts at gardening