See those white parts of the rock? These are traces of minerals. The glacial lakes contained a high proportion of dissolved minerals. They receded around 10,000 years ago and deposited these minerals onto the rocks, onto which the vines of @culminawinery are planted.
"Before the continental drift, Red Devonian Slate was found at the equator. We don't know exactly why, but our red slate Riesling's taste entirely different from our blue slate ones, even when they are grown less than 50m apart and made in exactly the same way. Expect lighter more floral Rieslings from blue slate Riesling, and spicier and more tropical ones from red slate."
- Diego Rios, Winemaker at Heymann-Lowenstein
More soil studies. We pulled about 3 feet of soil out of this slope to study the color and texture and then compare it to the Haywood County Soil Survey. Red soil is indicative of oxidized iron. #soils#soilstudy#soilsurvey#evard#fineloam#loam
As above, so below. The importance of soil quality is the foundation of all agricultural endeavors, literally.
We are striving in our experiments to find the media formula that will nurture incredible medicine; a soil formula that is alive, that is renewable, that manages it's self, that adds nutrition as it ages, much like we add wisdom throughout our lives.
This living laboratory is giving us not only amazing medicine, but incredible knowledge on the intricacies of the cannabis biosphere; the microbes, the companion planting, the beneficiary insects, light wavelength and intensities, and the exact moisture and elemental composition of the soil and air.
This is what I've been doing this week. In this field course (still two weeks to go) our team wanted to find out stuff about soil, for example how it changes when turned into a field after being a forest. This is an interesting subject because forests are taken into cultivation all over the world even though they store carbon and reduce climate change on their part, which is something cultivated areas don't do. So we're hoping see some differences in our test results, and to learn a lot of new things and techniques, of course. :) #environmentalecology#soil#soilstudy#lammibiologicalstation#universityofhelsinki#fieldcourse#carboncycle#nitrogencycle