This is an interesting thread, and I've generally held the same opinion
voiced by Bart about the various types of "foo-foo dust." However, I was
impressed by the extent to which the Cubans seem to be researching and
producing "biofertilizers," including cultures of mixed strains of
free-living azotobacter, and one called "fosforina," that includes both
bacteria and fungi, to improve phosphorus availability. I went to Cuba in
February with the Food First sponsored tour of sustainable agriculture--I
strongly recommend it for anyone who wants a taste of what's possible when
"the establishment" truly (for whatever reason) gets behind sustainable
Anyone out there have experience with the Cuban products?
At 10:57 PM 3/30/00 -0500, Hugh Lovel wrote:
>The Pfeiffer Compost Starter is available from JPI (Josephine Porter
>Institute) P. O. Box 133, Woolwine, VA 24185.
>Actually about 20 years ago Fletcher Sims, Jr. of Canyon, Texas was doing
>large scale composting with the Pfeiffer Starter and he ran into problems
>with inconsistant quality of the Starter. At the same time he encountered a
>Czech emigree with an extraordinary education in microbiology and life
>science and he helped get him over to the US. This Dr. (Vaclav) Petrik
>isolated a wide variety of bacterial strains from the Pfeiffer Starter and
>built culture vats using Reich's orgone accumulator techniques to culture
>these strains into highly supercharged bacteria.
>By and large bacterial cultures are a waste of time and money. However,
>Petriks were not. They really worked. They were so charged up with life
>energies that they drew in more life energy very strongly. He developed a
>compost starter from these cultures called CompoStar.
>Petrik Laboratories has since done considerable work in Southeast Asia and
>may be marketing such a compost starter somewhere in your region. The last
>contact I had with Dr. Petrik was at 1506 Baylor Drive, Woodland,
>California 95695. Phones: 916 666-5746, 916 666-1157 or 916 666-6040. I
>hope this helps.
>>I am from malaysia, and i have some question
>>regarding biodynamic(BD) and composting,
>>1)How can i prepare BD in tropic country like
>>2)can BD use as fast composting agent?
>>3)From my reading mr.Ehrenfried Pfeiffer was found a
>>composting agent which modified the process of
>>BD preparation from Rudolf Steiner and the
>>"product/alternativeway" can be use as fast composting
>>can u help me in finding this "product" process or
>>preparation, or may be where i can get this "product"?
>>If u know ,please E-mail me.
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